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 Parade on Saturday.
Thursday morning, some Dari-Mart employees went on a shopping spree at Bi-Mart.
Dari-Mart stores throughout the area have been selling trains to raise money to buy toys.
“I was talking to some of the girls at my store and everyone that we know has been touched or helped by toys for tots and we just thought it’d be a great way to give back to the community and show our support and love and raise some money for a really good cause,” said store manager Megan Langfield.
If you need a toy for your child and live in the Eugene-Springfield area, tickets will be issued Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the Springfield Armory on Pierce Parkway.
In Oakridge, tickets will be given out at 8:00 a.m. at the fire department.
In Cottage Grove, you don’t need a ticket. Just show up at the Cottage Grove Fire House on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information on Toys for Tots, click here.