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 »

Toys for Tots Marine Toy Buy Event

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers bought thousands of dollars worth of toys Wednesday to gear up for this year’s Toys for Tots drive. About a dozen volunteers with the Marine Corps and Eugene Fire went shopping at the Toys R Us in Eugene. They spent $10,000 at the annual Toy Buy event. Organizers say the gifts … Continue reading »

“Unstuff” the Bus

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County and Toys for Tots have been collecting donations for the past two days. On Sunday afternoon, volunteers helped unload an LTD bus full of food and toys. Volunteers separated the food and the toys, sending the toys with marines who came to unload for Toys for Tots. Food … 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 Finishes Distribution

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Sunday was the last opportunity for Lane County parents to shop for gifts for their kids thanks to the generosity of local community members and Toys for Tots. Trying to reach everyone they could this year, the group added another location in Cottage Grove. It was the same scene as Saturday … Continue reading »

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