JAMESTOWN – Organizers of the local Marine Toys for Tots campaign say they are behind pace on donations this year and are asking the community to come forward to make sure the program is a success.
For the 18th straight year, The Resource Center is coordinating the Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County. Assisting in operating the campaign again this year are Chautauqua Connections, Inc., and the Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition.
The Marine Toys for Tots campaign seeks to deliver a message of hope to less-fortunate children throughout the United States by providing them with toys for Christmas. Locally, about 2,400 children are usually supported through the annual toy drive and last year more than 2,600 received gifts.
Toy donations are being accepted at various collection boxes that are located at dozens of area businesses around the community. Cash donations also are welcome.
Anyone interested making a donation or need information on where to donate should call 661-1042 for more information.