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Donate a toy to Toys for Tots

Nothing makes you feel like the spirit of Christmas like donating a toy to a child in need. But hurry! In just a day or two, it will be the last day to donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots.

Here are some gift ideas:

Amazon’s Top Toy Picks

Good Housekeeping Best Toys of 2021

Many of these toys are pricey but you don’t have to spend a fortune for a good gift. I think good quality basketballs make great gifts, too, as do larger plush animals and Tonka trucks for young children. Card games, like Uno, and electronic games, like Simon, are still popular and have retro appeal. Craft and science kits make great gifts for older children.

Don’t know what to buy? Visit the website for ideas or to donate cash so that toys may be bought.

The website also lists drop-off locations in your community. You can drop off your donation at any fire station in Fairfax County.

Toys for Tots deadline is Dec. 12

Every year, the Marine Toys for Tots program collects unwrapped toys to donate to economically disadvantaged children. Donations of toys, plush animals, bicycles, sports balls, board games, electronics and arts and crafts kits from individuals and companies are dropped off at fire stations, doctor’s offices, area businesses and other sites.

Last year, Toy for Tots distributed more than a 100,000 toys to 100,000+ children in Northern Virginia. To donate a gift to a child in the Toys for Tots program, you can go online or donate a gift in person.

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