Catholic Charities, Marine Corps Reserve sponsor Toys for Tots Drive

Catholic Charities Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Valhalla Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps League, is sponsoring the annual St. Cloud Area Toys for Tots program to ensure no child goes without a gift during the holiday season. In 2021, the St. Cloud program distributed 12,670 toys and supported 1,993 children.

New, unwrapped toys are being collected for children, ages 6 months to 14 years, in drop boxes throughout the St. Cloud area. Catholic Charities Emergency Services prefers that toys are placed in these drop boxes, which are coordinated by Marine Corps League members.

A list of the drop-off sites can be found on the St. Cloud Catholic Charities website at Online donations may also be made to the local Marine Toys for Tots Campaign listed on the Catholic Charities website at Donations are used to shop for items that the program may be short of for certain age groups.

Toy distribution for families begins Tuesday, Dec. 13. Families must register online before Friday, Dec. 9, with forms found on the Catholic Charities website. For more information, regarding the application process, call Catholic Charities Emergency Services at 320-229-4560.

Updated Dec. 5

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Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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