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Toys for Tots accepting money, new toys for St. Lawrence County kids

You can make a monetary donation to Toys for Tots online here.

A year ago the Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center inadvertently missed the deadline to apply for Toys for Tots, but the public came through with donations.

"We are still in need of donations as this is our busy time, with requests that we need to get filled and distributed by December 21", Ms. Reynolds said.

In St. Lawrence County, Ms. Reynolds says the need is great, with many children living at or below the poverty line.

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LeCureux says Toys for Tots is an annual part of the Marine Corps mission, created to provide toys to children that might not receive them during the holiday season.

Thanks to this year's sponsor, Papa Murphy's whose core objective is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. "I saw firsthand how Toys for Tots can positively impact a family who is a little down on their luck".

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to underserved children that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Local campaigns were conducted in 792 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Week Two of Chick-fil-A Cape Cod's toy collection. Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine reservists in Los Angeles, California, collected and distributed 5,000 toys to less fortunate children, an effort that resulted in a nationwide campaign a year later. Learn more on how you can make a difference by visiting

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