Bring a little cheer to a needy child’s year by donating a new toy to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Administration Building (7501 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach) is a drop-off spot for new, unwrapped toy donations now through 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, during normal business hours.
Toy donations can be either for a boy or girl, from infant age to 15 years. The hardest age groups to fill are both boys and girls age 0-2 and 11 and up. No clothes, stuffed animals, realistic looking weapons, or gifts with food are able to be accepted.
The goal of the program is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The SWA joined in the efforts of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive in the 1980s and with the local community’s generous participation, the SWA toy drive has grown each year.
For more information on the SWA’s partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive, call Aurora Ortiz, SWA Education Specialist, at 561-640-4000. A full list of Palm Beach County Toys for Tots drop-off locations is available online.