Toys for Tots in need of donations for Jackson and George counties

American Legion Auxiliary member Merrilyn Sampson assists Trista Baker 28 of Beverly during the Toys for Tots distribution at American Legion Post 389 in Beverly on Tuesday morning.
PEYTON NEELY The Marietta Times

The third and final semi full of bikes arrived this afternoon at the Toys for Tots Distribution Center as part of 103.1's "Bikes or Bust" campaign.

Owner Norm Porter said the Mount Vernon Fire Department will pick up all the donations at the end of the drive, and all of the toys will go to children in Knox County. Throughout the year, Orbus dedicates itself to giving back to the communities surrounding its Woodridge, IL and Las Vegas, NV manufacturing and production facilities. Covelli Enterprises has been the largest local contributor to the Toys for Tots program for more than 30 years, according to a news release from the company.

Toys for Tots is making Christmas special for people in the Quad Cities.

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In total, Toys for Tots has received gift donations for approximately 500 children in Bermuda.

Applications for receiving toys were taken in November and December.

The toys will be distributed to children at The Coalition for the Protection of Childrens annual Christmas party and through other charities. After all children in DuPage County who are in need receive a toy, any overflow will then be sent to other IL counties in need.

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