CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The donations for Toys for Tots continues at 22News until Monday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 16 is the final day 22News is collecting toys. Toys are needed for children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers. They should be new and unwrapped.
After two weeks of collecting toys, you’re running out of time to add to the thousands of toys already in our lobby. While it may look like a lot of toys, the need for new, unwrapped toys this year is greater than ever. There was a steady stream of people dropping off toys earlier today, and for some, the donation is a team effort.
“We’ve actually been coming every year donating for Toys for Tots,” said Cheryl Lee Scencina of South Hadley. “This is actually from our women’s softball team from Wilbraham. We have an end of the year party and part of our donation is everyone brings a toy for tots gift and then we bright out over and I’m the donator.”
Your generosity stays local! Children in western Massachusetts are the ones who benefit from your donation. At the conclusion of this Toys for Tots campaign, all these toys will be distributed by the U.S. Marines through the Toys for Tots organization to children who really need them just in time for Christmas. Not only will you make someone’s holiday, but you’ll probably feel good about helping out.
“It makes me feel better,” said Sarah Gagne. “It makes me feel like I can give back to the community and it’s just a good natural thing to do and judging by the amount of toys here it seems like a lot of people feel the same way.”
This year’s Toys for Tots drive ends when our lobby doors close at 7 p.m. Monday night.
Visit our lobby at 1 Broadcast Center in Chicopee to donate your new, unwrapped toys