Last Day of Toy Distribution

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The early blast of winter weather was tough on everyone especially on Toys for Tots collection. Organizers say it’s been a busy and worrisome distribution weekend for them, because each day they were concerned they wouldn’t have all they wanted and needed to serve the families in our community this year. … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Begins Distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 700 Toys for Tots tickets were handed out Friday to Eugene and Springfield parents, many of whom lined up all day Saturday to get their hands on some great gifts for their kids. Hundreds of parents were lined up outside and inside down at the Springfield Armory waiting for their … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Under Its Donation Goal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — With just one day to go, Toys for Tots is still 4,000 toy donations short of its goal. The U.S. Marine Corps is hoping people will either donate a new toy Friday at one of the many drop-off locations, or hand them one as they walk the route of the Springfield Christmas … Continue reading »

Marines Help Nearly 2,000 Families

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend, Local Marines handed out toys to nearly 2,000 families in Springfield, Oakridge and Cottage Grove. Your donations helped those families, and the nearly 4,000 kids who now have presents under the Christmas tree. Consider this the softer side of the Marines, trying out toys before they end up in the … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Donations Pour In

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve seen a huge response to our second Toys for Tots Tuesday of the season. Last week was a little slow. We only filled the Marines’ van twice. This week there was a huge change. We stuffed it full twice before 2 p.m. Bi-Mart members stopped by to empty their carts overflowing … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots: A Lesson in Giving

EUGENE, Ore. — On the first of three Toys for Tots Tuesdays, KEZI 9 News partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps and Bi-Mart to collect as many donations as we could for local kids in need. For one group of local children, it was lesson in giving. Taking a group of kids down a toy … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Sets Up at Shopko

EUGENE, Ore. — If you heard sirens and saw flashing lights at the Shopko in Eugene Sunday, there was no need to be alarmed. It was all for a good cause. The Shopko parking lot on Chad Drive was where Toys for Tots held its annual donation event and it was filled with dozens of … Continue reading »

17th Annual Stuff the Bus This Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County teamed up with Toys for Tots for the 17th annual Stuff the Bus event. This year, the bus will be at Walmart stores in Eugene and Springfield. Friday morning, donors at the one on Green Acres Road helped fill up the back of the bus. It’s not too … Continue reading »

Marines Storm Toys”R”Us

EUGENE, Ore. — Toys for Tots season is officially under way. Thursday, local Marines hit the Eugene Toys”R”Us to load up on goodies for kids in need. Their mission is to fill a truck with $18,000 worth of toys. That’s money donated by the store’s customers last year that the Marines get to spend this … Continue reading »

Toys For Tots Wraps Up 2011 with Kids at Sacred Heart Medical Center

EUGENE, Ore — After one full month of collecting donated toys for kids in need in our area, Toys For Tots distributed some of the donated toys to a special bunch of kids at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. The Marines say they collected over 21,000 toys in Lane County during Toys … Continue reading »

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