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 »

Community Steps Up for Toys for Tots

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend, local Marines will hand out thousands of toys to local kids in need. But before they do, they need to collect all those toys. KEZI 9 News has been out all day at the Bi-Mart on 18th and Chambers to help collect donations. The weather outside wasn’t exactly frightful, but … Continue reading »

First Toys for Tots Drive of the Season a Success

EUGENE, Ore. — It was definitely a cold day, but the generosity on display Tuesday would warm any heart. Sometimes the donations for Toys for Tots came in one at a time. But other times, they came by the bagful or armful, usually hauled by a child with a huge smile on his or her … Continue reading »

Parents Line Up for Toys for Tots Tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Toys for Tots started a ticket distribution system a few years ago, so parents wouldn’t have to wait in line overnight to get presents for their kids.  But this year, some parents waited in line to get those tickets as early as Thursday night. Freezing cold temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of people … Continue reading »

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