Toys for Tots calls for more donations as registrations skyrocket

QUINCY (WGEM) – On Saturday morning, West Central Illinois Toys for Tots marched the Veterans Day parade along with WGEM.

Coordinator Jessica Humke mentioned this marks the primary public toy assortment of the yr.

TFT walked up Maine Avenue to gather toys from attendants.

“I needed to come back out right here and present like to our veterans and donate toys to youngsters who don’t get a lot for Christmas,” mentioned Tanner Ulrich who attended the parade with household and associates.

Humke mentioned there’s an inflow of households needing toys this yr. They’re anticipating 200 extra households in want from 2021.

“You already know, inflation, every thing, so many extra households are struggling,” Humke mentioned. “We’re actually going to want the group help to rally up and meet the wants of all of the households.”

Humke mentioned there are many extra methods to assist out this yr with upcoming occasions and drop-offs.

She mentioned if you wish to assist, try their Facebook page.

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