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 »

Toys for Tots Donations Still Trickling In

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thank you to everyone who donated to Toys for Tots this year. Last year’s goal was surpassed.  More than 22,000 toys were collected for the Marines and donations are still coming in. “In the past week, it’s been about 18,000 toys we’ve given out to kids in the community,” said US Marine Corps … Continue reading »

Bi-Mart Customers Fill Toys for Tots Donation Bins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Christmas is just five days away, and the holiday will be a little brighter for thousands of local kids thanks to Toys for Tots. For the past three years when we’ve done our donation drives, the customers at the Mohawk Blvd. Bi-Mart always blow me away with their generosity. Tuesday was no different. … Continue reading »

Crews Set Up for Toys for Tots Distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County parents who might not otherwise be able to get Christmas presents for their kids lined up at the Springfield Armory Friday. Each one will get a ticket that lets them come back this weekend and pick out a toy from the boxes the community helped fill. “I was here about … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Helps Families Bring Christmas Cheer

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands of local families lined up in Springfield on Saturday to make sure their children don’t go without presents this Christmas. Toys for Tots collected about 21,000 toys that will help 8,000 low-income families. The event goes from 8am to 6pm on Sunday. You can still donate by dropping off toys at … Continue reading »

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