Toy Town is once again rolling through the Tri-States this holiday season.
Tuesday, KHQA and The Salvation Army celebrated the campaign with a kick-off celebration.
In an effort to help give some Christmas joy to less fortunate families, The Quincy Salvation Army has placed drop-off boxes around town for the public to place their toy donations. KHQA is glad to both sponsor and be a drop-off location this year.
Quincy's Salvation Army Major Dan Jennings encourages you to help fill our Toy Town trailer which was donated to the cause by Gully Transportation. You can bring your donations to KHQA's main lobby during regular business hours, at 301 S. 36th Street.
Toy Town has become one of the larger Christmas campaigns in the area since the Tri-States lost the Marine Toys for Tots Program. Click here to read more about the campaign online. Earlier this year, the former regional coordinator Candi Maas stepped away from the campaign. Tuesday, we were told by the corporate headquarters, she'll be returning to her position next year.
Other Quincy drop off locations near you:
- Quincy Mall (including near Sears, JC Penney's and BonWorth)- Big Lots- Walgreens- CVS- Walmart
If you don't live near a location participating in the Toy Town program, consider donating to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. It's not about toys for Christmas, but items many area children need and would otherwise go without.
You can take an ornament with a wish list from Angel Trees across the Tri-States.
The Salvation Army in Keokuk has trees located in Walmart, Farm and Home Supply and many local banks. In the past, they've made it available for children as old as 12. This year, you can help children as old as 14.
Macomb has also placed Angel Trees around town. You can find them at Walmart, Kmart and Heartland Bank among others. For families looking to apply for the Angel Tree Program, applications in both Keokuk and Macomb are due by this week.
This year, Angel Trees in Quincy and Hannibal will benefit the Toy Town program.