For the 10th year, Y98 proudly partnered with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Semper Fi Society for the annual Toys for Tots Campaign. The mission of the campaign is to collect new, unwrapped toys for children to spread the holiday cheer and ensure that every child has a toy under the Christmas tree. This national program is focused locally with all of the toys collected here in the St. Louis Metro Area being donated to children within our community (both on the Missouri and Illinois sides of the river). The goal of Toys For Tots is to deliver a message of hope to the children and inspire them to strive to make a positive impact in our community throughout their lives.
Thanks to your generosity, this year we were able to help the Marines collect nearly 100,000 toys for St. Louis area children!
Use the menu above to find the donation locations and toy drive events at which you can participate this season.
The USMC collects toys for all ages from 0 to 18 years old. This year, there is a higher need for toys for preteens and teens, ages 8 – 13 years old. Anything that you would buy for your child, niece/nephew, or friend at that age would make a great gift. Need some gift ideas? Here are a few:
- DVDS, CDs, and MP3 players
- Board games
- Sporting equipment/bags/balls/skateboards/helmets
- Cosmetics, purses, or hair products (curling irons, hair straighteners, hair dryers)
- Watch/wallet gift sets
- Radio control cars/trucks or hand-held electronics
Please avoid these types of gifts:
- Anything associated with guns (it’s okay to have a police man, but maybe not a swat team member with a gun)
- Anything that has liquid or is flammable
- Stuffed animals
Toys for Tots is Sponsored By:
More ways to donate! Every Tuesday during the Toys for Tots collection campaign (11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13), each Sugarfire location will feature a “Toys on Tuesday” promotion where 50% of the proceeds of each special purchased will go directly to the Toys for Tots campaign. Bring as toy, eat at Sugarfire and support Toys for Tots all season long.
Be on the lookout for the Official Wheels of Toys For Tots! Our 2016 Toys for Tots Toyota Highlander will be all over St. Louis, collecting toys and spreading cheer, courtesy of Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County!