You can start shopping for families in need this holiday season in Kewaunee County. Organized by the United States Marine Corps, boxes are dropped off at area businesses so residents can donate new, unwrapped toys beginning as soon as this Thursday. Applications for families in need are available beginning November 2nd and are required to receive toys from the program during the pick-up date scheduled for December 18th at Kewaunee’s Holy Rosary Church. U.S. Marine veteran and Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says the program will operate in a similar fashion to last year.
Nationwide the Toys for Tots program has donated over 604 million toys since 1947, having a positive impact on approximately 272 million children. Last year in Kewaunee County, 267 kids from over 100 families had toys, a game, a stuffed animal, and a stocking stuffer under their tree thanks to the generosity of the community. You can find more information on this year’s campaign below.
Photo courtesy of Kewaunee County 4-H