Toys for Tots accepting donations

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Toys for Tots wants donations to assist make youngsters really feel particular this Christmas.

Proper now, their warehouse is comparatively empty, however the group is hoping it’ll refill.

Final yr they gave toys to 12,050 children in Rankin, Madison, and Hinds Counties.

This yr, the assistant coordinator says they absolutely count on to extend their attain as a result of they’re including Scott County to their service space, which suggests between 15,000- 20,000 children would possibly want items this yr.

Ideally, Tots for Tots want to give every little one 5 items and, in some circumstances, a motorbike, however final yr children solely acquired two toys.

The pandemic simply put a damper on donations.

They’re encouraging donors to consider how these items may be the one issues some children obtain in some circumstances.

“Final yr, with simply the 12,000 or so children, they have been solely allowed two toys every,” Wendy Day-Bunch, assistant coordinator for Central Mississippi Toys for Tots, mentioned. “That was all we needed to give them. We absolutely depend on donations and the gathering containers, and if there’s a enterprise that makes a financial donation to us to have the ability to assist these children.”

The group struggles with donations for teenagers underneath two and ladies between the ages of 10-12, which is why they’re encouraging everybody to donate books, jewellery, headphones, and make-up units.

Here’s a wish list Toys for Tots set up this year to make it easier for online shoppers.

All donations are used to purchase toys.

Click here to donate.

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