LOWER SALFORD PA – This year’s edition of the annual Toys for Tots Program operated by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve is already under way across the Perkiomen Valley, with most collection boxes and barrels scheduled to be distributed Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 1-2, 2017), according to coordinator Howard Quinn of the Tri-Boro detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Between now and mid-December, the campaign will accept and actively solicit public donations of new, unwrapped toys to offer as Christmas gifts to children of families in need in Collegeville, East Greenville, Lower Fredrick, Green Lane, Lower Salford, Pennsburg, Perkiomen, Red Hill, Salford, Schwenksville, Skippack, Upper Frederick, Trappe, and Upper Salford, and elsewhere in western Montgomery County.
All toys and money collected from within those communities are returned there, Quinn noted.
Members of the Lower Salford Police Department couldn’t wait to get their support efforts rolling. They happily noted Friday (Oct. 27), on the department’s Facebook page, that only 59 days remained until Santa’s arrival. The department’s toy collection boxes are “already out,” it reported.
Monetary donations can be made online, here.
Donations to any Toys For Tots box or barrel can be made though the second week of December. The detachment will pick up toys Dec. 12 from Collegeville, Trappe, and Oaks; Dec. 13 from Skippack; and Dec. 14 from East Greenville, Pennsburg, and Red Hill, Quinn noted.
Graphic from Toys For Tots