Toys For Tots Distributes Toys to Families at WBAY Studios - WBAY

Toys For Tots Distributes Toys to Families at WBAY Studios

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After a dedicated effort to collect toys and donations in Northeast Wisconsin, leaders of the Toys For Tots campaign are seeing the benefits of the push to gather enough toys for the families who need it the most.

"It shows that it pays off and people are coming in. You see the smiles on their faces and you know they are very touched by this and it is a great feeling and it's a good thing to finally get to that point."

"For the families that have turned to the toys for tots program this holiday season, they say they are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the public and they hope to return the favor next year

"That's something that hopefully in the future I can do. You just don't know where the help is until you go out there and look for it You know? Something for my daughter. I was laid off so this right here It helps," said Johnny Johnson III 

This year's toy donations fell just shy of the growing demand, but Toys For Tots leaders say monetary donations from the public are helping to meet the need.

"We'll use that money and we'll go out and buy toys that we're lacking. So I think out of everything this year we are where we need to be to be able to support the community and surrounding counties," said Calabro.

Today Toys For Tots in served 75 families in Green Bay, all of them took handfuls of presents home to their families this holiday season.  The campaign will help more than 3,000 families in Brown County alone.

Toys not handed out in Tuesday's distribution at WBAY will go on to other distributions.

The next distribution is Dec. 20th at the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve Center located at 2949 Ramada Way in Green Bay.

Click the link for information on how to contact the U.S. Marine Corps regarding Toys for Tots: http://green-bay-wi.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-contact-us.aspx

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