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Area Leathernecks collecting toys for kids

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JASPER – The Southern Indiana Leatherneck Detachment of the Marine Corps League will again conduct the Toys for Tots campaign through Dec. 15. 

Toys that are collected will go to disadvantaged children in the six counties surrounding and including Dubois County. 

New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the following local locations:

Dale: Holiday Foods & Thermwood

Ferdinand: Holiday Foods, Dr. Bruce Nonte, Dollar General, CVS Pharmacy, Last Chance Tattoo.

Santa Claus: American Legion

Drop boxes were deployed at these locations starting Saturday. They will be emptied periodically and transported to a collection sight for sorting and dispersal.

 The last date for pickup will be Dec. 15.

Those willing to participate are asked to do so before the last pickup.

Participation by way of a monetary donation will be accepted. Please make checks payable to “Toys for Tots” and mail to Marine Corps League, care of TFT, P.O.Box 184, Jasper, IN 47547-0184.

For more information, phone TFT Coordinator Pat Moriarty at (812) 631-3671 or visit www.sildmarines. com. There will be a link to go to “TFT.” 

If you prefer, you can visit the Face book page @ www.facebook. com/SILDMarines for a link to the TFT site.

Families in need of toys may call (812) 827-4610 to sign up or, visit the National Toys for Tots web site, www. jasper-in.toysfortots. org.