AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Toys for Tots needs your help this holiday season to deliver a new toy at Christmas to less fortunate children throughout Potter and Randall Counties.
Toys for Tots is a national organization which is run by the US Marines. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributed over 494 million toys to over 230 million less fortunate children. The the goal of the organization is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas.
The campaign is looking for new unwrapped toys, books, stocking stuffers, stuffed animals and games. However, they cannot accept realistic looking weapons or gifts with food. They are really in need of toys for girls ages 12 to 18.
The Foundation does purchase supplemental toys/gifts for their campaign sites and focuses on these age groups. In the past, items purchased for these groups have included, but are not limited to: sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Even though Christmas is still over a month away, it is not too early to start thinking about donating toys to help less fortunate families in our area celebrate the holiday.
"Thank you Amarillo for your generosity, without you we would have no distribution," says Coordinator John Hamlin. "It is not too late to donate. We are still looking for toys and with Black Friday right around the corner it only takes one toy to change a Christmas morning."
Anyone can drop off toys until around December 15th at any location where you see a Toys for Tots box. Here is a list of some locations around Amarillo: