"It makes you feel so good and it's worth the effort that we put into this," Patty Douglas, from the Quincy Salvation Army, said. "Just to see how grateful the families are for the gifts that we have to give them."
Toy Town is an annul toy drive aimed at helping families in our community that may need assistance buying their children gifts this holiday season. Bins are set up at the Quincy, Hannibal, Keokuk Salvation Armies and local stores throughout the Tri-States.
New to Toy Town this year ... on Saturday, December 8th, Farm and Home Supply stores in Quincy, Keokuk, Hannibal, Pittsfield and Jacksonville will offer 10 percent off of any toy you buy there to donate to the Toy Town campaign.
"So wherever you find one of these bins please come out and put a toy in, it'll warm your heart and put a smile on a child's face," Douglas said.
The toys will be picked up by December 14th. They're then packed by Salvation Army volunteers and by December 19th, Toy Town is open.Help KHQA reach 20,000 Facebook fans by December 20th and we will also donate $200 to Toy Town! Here's what to do:
Step 1: Click here to visit our Facebook pageStep 2: Click on the "Like" button below our Cover Photo on the right side of the pageStep 3: Pull down the list located beside the "Like" button and select "Share"Step 4: Type a message to your Facebook friends and hit the "Share Page" buttonIt's that easy! Thank you for doing your part!
"We put all the toys out on display so that parents can come and choose toys for their children this Christmas," Douglas said. "We don't want any child to go without a toy."
Last year Toy Town helped more than 1,500 children.
"It just blesses our hearts to know that we can help in some way to make Christmas really great for families in need," Douglas said.
The Christmas spirit at its best.
You can also learn about Toy Town volunteer opportunities, here .