Christmas is a time of joy, happiness and goodwill. It is a time of giving and helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves, especially the children. For 74 years, one organization, the United States Marine Corps has been the unchallenged leader in looking after America’s less fortunate children at Christmas.
September 1 marks the first day applications will be accepted by the local Toys for Tots Campaign covering Jersey, Greene, Calhoun, Northern Macoupin Counties, Southwestern and Gillespie School District. A “distribution point” has been established within each of the locations listed.
Webb Cunningham, a member of the Robert Windle Detachment # 1031 of the Marine Corps League has been assigned by the Toys for Tots Foundation as the local Toys for Tots Coordinator. Collection points for monetary donations and toy drop-offs are being established at various locations thru out the service area.
Please check our website jerseyville-il.toysfortots.org for the location nearest you.
WHO CAN APPLY? You must be the PARENTS OR THE LEGAL GUARDIANS of the children listed on the Registration form, living within our service area.
WHAT IS THE “SERVICE AREA?” If you live in Jersey, Greene, Calhoun, Northern Macoupin Counties (north of HWY 16), Southwestern or Gillespie School District you are part of the Jerseyville Toys for Tots Service Area
WHAT IS THE AGE LIMITATION? Age newborn thru age 12 years old. We will do our best to satisfy the requests received from within our service area. This year there will be a greater need than we have ever experienced. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program truly believes that “Every child deserves a little Christmas!” Let me assure you that, every child who meets the basic qualifications will receive a Merry Christmas from Toys for Tots.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?” Staring September 1, 2021, a request for toys may be submitted online at: jerseyville-il.toysfortots.org.
HOW DO I APPLY? Applications will only be accepted online at jerseyville-il.toysfortots.org. Click on “REQUEST A TOY” and follow the on-screen prompts. The collection campaign will continue through December 5, 2021. You will be notified of the distribution date for your location ALL TOYS AND MONEY COLLECTED REMAINS WITHIN OUR SERVICE AREA. Nothing is “shipped all over the country or overseas!”
To learn more about the Toy for Tots Program or to make a donation of time or money please go to our website at jerseyville-il.toysfortot.org and click on the donation tab. Be sure to note that the donation is for Jerseyville Toys for Tots Campaign.