Bring a little cheer to a needy child’s year by donating a new, unwrapped 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, West Palm Beach) is a drop-off spot for new, unwrapped toy donations now through 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, during normal business hours.
Toy donations can be either for a boy or girl, from infant to age 15. The hardest age groups to fill are both boys and girls under age 2 or ages 11 and up. No realistic-looking weapons or gifts with food will be accepted or distributed.
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 Toys for Tots, call SWA Education Specialist Aurora Ortiz at (561) 640-4000.
A full list of Palm Beach County Toys for Tots drop-off locations is available online at https://west-palm-beach-fl.toysfortots.org.