Toys for Tots at 22News begins

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Our full scale Toys for Tots Drive begins this Thursday! After hosting an online toy drive last year for children in need in western Massachusetts, we are excited to welcome you back to our studios to collect gifts in person.

Our drive begins this Thursday, November 18th, and runs through December 8th. The U.S. Marines will be collecting toy donations in the lobby of our Chicopee studios and then distributing them to children in need across the Pioneer Valley.

  • Nov. 18 & 19: 8:30am – 5pm
  • Nov. 22 & 23: 8:30am – 5pm
  • Nov. 29 – Dec. 3: 8:30am – 5pm
  • Dec. 4 & 5: 9am – 1pm
  • Dec. 6, 7 & 8: 8:30am – 7pm

We will not be collecting toys over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

You can find us right off I-391 off Exit 3 and take a left on Chicopee Street and another left to 1 Broadcast Center in Chicopee.

MAP: 22News

Every year since 1997, 22News has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps to collect and distribute toys to children in need here in Western Massachusetts.

“I think if everyone can do a few little things then you know we can meet that need.” Linda Hensley

Many came to kick off this Toys for Tots drive at 22News in Chicopee. We do this in partnership with the U.S. Marines to help spread holiday cheer for children across western Mass.

“We are really excited because we are going to be getting a shipment in of toys today. Our warehouse is a little low so we are looking to hopefully can get some people to come and donate toys,” Corporal Noah Bonsall said. “It’s really fantastic you get to actually see the faces of people that are helping us out.”

Once you’re inside our station it’s really simple, just take your item place it on the table and you are all set.
For those looking to donate, we are accepting new unwrapped toys. Those interested in donating must wear a mask while visiting the studio.

Our full scale Toys for Tots Drive begins this Thursday! After hosting an online toy drive last year for children in need in western Massachusetts, we are excited to welcome you back to our studios to collect gifts in person.

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