The Toys for Tots campaign is gearing up again this year to help make Christmas a little brighter for children in Bladen County. Many in Bladen County are still dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Florence, which means there may be more families in need this holiday season.
Toys for Tots is a program organized by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks, according to their website.
If you or someone you know is in need, visit the Toys for Tots website: https://toysfortots.org/
To help with the Toys for Tots campaign in the mother county you may drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots box at one of the drop off locations listed below:
*Bladen County Public Libraries in Bladenboro, Clarkton and Elizabethtown,
*Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC located at 1110 S. Poplar Street, Elizabethtown
*CresCom Bank located at 201 W. Broad Street, Elizabethtown.
*Lu Mil Vineyard located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown. (Near Dublin)
*The Rent-A-Center located at 1311 West Broad Street in Elizabethtown.
*The Division on Aging located at 608 McLeod Street in Elizabethtown.
*The Senior Center in Bladenboro and Elizabethtown.
* Sharon View Credit Union located at 166616 NC Hwy. 87 in Tar Heel
If you would like to be added to one of the locations to have a Toys for Tots donation box placed in your business or if you are interested in assisting in the program you may contact Carmen Jones at 910-224-0082.