Nov 27, 2012

Toys for Tots begin annual toy collection

DARKE COUNTY – As the Holiday season begins to drawn near, one can be sure that the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Coordinator Winnie Rader is gearing up for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Since 1947 Marines and volunteers have been making Christmas wishes come true for the less fortunate children.

The local Toys for Tots team works very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but they could never do this without the help of concerned citizens and business leaders.

They are in need of baby toys, dolls, games, books, puzzles, trucks, cars, Legos, coloring books, and items for older kid – bath sets, make-up kits, brush sets, perfume sets, cologne sets, wallets, small tool sets, basketballs and footballs.

Help put a smile on the face of many children in the Darke County area. ALL DONATIONS COLLECTED IN DARKE COUNTY – STAY IN DARKE COUNTY.

Drop off locations change yearly and businesses donated space for these collection sites. All monetary donations will go to purchase new toys. Monetary donations can be mailed to Darke County Toys for Tots, 124 W. Fourth St., PO Box 972, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Monetary donation cans are available at: Greenville – Vints, Tail Gators, Western Ohio Chiropractic, Hummers, Cash Land, Dave Knapp Ford, Ace Hardware, CJ Market, AT&T, Teaford Dairy Store, and Hot Heads Burrito; Arcanum – Arcanum Hardware, Miller Tavern, Troutwine Auto, Picnic Pizza, Sutton Super Value, Ben Franklin, and Arcanum Hardware; New Madison – Firpo.

Donations can also be made online at

Current drop off sites include: Greenville – Dave Knapp Ford, Big Lots, American Red Cross, Bob Evans, AT&T, Dollar General, YMCA, Dr. Gordon Dental Office and Family Dentistry (Woodside Drive), Greenville Public Library, Third Street Market, Element Life, all Farmers State Banks, Darke County Sheriff Office, Spirit Transport, Ron Garrett Chevrolet, Greenville Police Department, Teaford Dairy Store, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Walmart, Kmart, Medicine & More, Ace Hardware, Cash Land, Pizza Hut, Walgreens, Red Cross, Greenville Township Fire Department (Sater Street), Hot Heads Burrito, and WTGR the Tiger Radio Station; Arcanum – Suttons Super Value, Millers Tavern, Ben Franklin, Arcanum Butler Schools and Arcanum Hardware; Versailles – YMCA, Dollar General, Bailey Zechar Funeral Home and Versailles School; Ansonia: Dollar General and Ansonia School; New Madison – Dollar General, Farmers State Bank and Tri-Village Schools.

Registration for children will be taken online at or by calling Winnie Rader, (973) 773-0885. Registrations after Dec. 1 will be put on a waiting list and done as donations become available. The coordinator and volunteers are doing everything possible to make sure no child will be left behind.


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