Toys for Tots collection returns Saturday morning

Donations have come in from residents of all ages all over town for Toys for Tots and this Saturday they have the chance to give again to help needy children.

Donations have come in from residents of all ages all over town for Toys for Tots and this Saturday they have the chance to give again to help needy children.

Greenwich can help make it a Merry Christmas for children in need by helping out the annual effort for Toys for Tots on Saturday morning, Dec. 13.

Not only is Santa Claus expected at the drop off areas of the Cos Cob Firehouse and the Banksville Community House but the U.S. Marine Corps is going to be on hand as well, as they have been in past years. The drive, as always, is being led by Greenwich residents Jack Kriskey, Ronnie Staplefield and Kerrin Coyle in partnership with the Greenwich Police Department and the Greenwich Fire Department.

People looking to give are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of the two locations on Saturday. Collection at the Cos Cob Firehouse will take place from 10 a.m. to noon with Santa expected to arrive at 11 a.m. But if you can’t make it there, you can also give by coming to Banksville between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with Santa at 12 p.m.

And if you don’t have time or fear heading off to the mall or the toy store, you can still help out as donation checks for Toys for Tots are happily accepted..According to Ms. Coyle, people looking to make toy donations should focus on teenagers because they are often underserved.

“Everyone is always eager to buy stuffed animals and things for kids but we’re also focusing on teenagers and we want to make sure they get gifts too,” Ms. Coyle said.

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