Hundreds Pick Up Toys for Tots Gifts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of people lined up Saturday morning for the annual Toys for Tots giveaway. Families received tickets Friday, but were still lined up at 8:00 a.m. outside the Springfield Armory. Inside, volunteers helped them pick out toys and stocking stuffers, all donations from community toy drives. Many receiving gifts said they’re very … Continue reading »

Cascade Corvette Club Donates Toys

EUGENE, Ore. — Toys for Tots got a big boost in donations this week as its campaign nears an end. On Wednesday, two members of the Cascade Corvette Club of Eugene drove to the KEZI 9 News studios, and though their cars didn’t look like sleighs, the load of toys they brought with them certainly … Continue reading »

Still Time to Donate to Toys for Tots

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire trucks filled the parking lot of the Eugene Shopko Sunday for the biggest Toys for Tots fundraiser this season. Kids got to ride on a truck, and posed for pictures with super heroes after donating a toy to Toys for Tots. Volunteers from Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge all participated in the … Continue reading »

Toys For Tots Drive Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Familiar signs are popping up as we near the holidays. Toys For Tots kicked off its drive Thursday night at Toys R Us and the bins quickly started filling up. Through the generous donations of the community, the program was able to help provide gifts for about 900 local families last year. … Continue reading »

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 »

Parents Line Up for Tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Toys for Tots collection campaign will be over Saturday after the Springfield Parade, but now comes the really fun part. At 10 a.m. Friday, more than a hundred people were lined up at the Springfield Armory, to get a ticket for this weekend’s toy handout five hours before the doors opened. … 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 »

Rewarding Kids for Donating Toys

EUGENE, Ore.– Local children got a reward for giving to Toys for Tots Sunday. Anyone donating a toy got to take a ride in a fire truck or a police car. It’s an annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots and brings together police and fire departments from Eugene, Springfield, and Oakridge. The event’s not only … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Drive Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — You can make a child’s wish come true this holiday season. KEZI 9 News kicks off its Toys for Tots campaign with an all-day drive with the U.S. Marine Corps on Tuesday. Thousands of children in Lane County are at risk of going without a toy during the holidays. You can change … Continue reading »

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