Oswego, NY – Members of the Lake City Police Club have partnered with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program this holiday season in Oswego, according to local Toys for Tots Coordinator Chris Jones.
The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute these toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
According to Jones, many local supporters including the Broadwell Companies (Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront, Best Western Captain’s Quarters, and GS Steamers), as well as Oswego-based marketing firm Step One Creative, have helped get this year’s toy drive underway. The program will run through Monday, December 19th.
“We really appreciate the partnerships of the Broadwell Companies, Step One Creative, the Lake City Police Club, and the Oswego Firefighter’s Association Local #2707, as well as the many other businesses that have allowed us to use their locations for our drop boxes,” he said. “It’s going to be a great holiday for so many children this year because of their support.”
Drop off box locations within the Oswego community include: Burger’s Okinawan Karate School, Novelis Corp, Canale’s Restaurant, American Legion, VFW, Lighthouse Lanes, Oswego County FCU, Azteca Restaurant, Wal-mart, JC Penney’s, Raby’s Ace Hardware, River’s End Bookstore, Alliance Bank, Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront, Best Western, Bridie Manor, Lisa’s Centre of Dance Artistry, Burritt Motors, Planet Fitness, VA Clinic, City Hall, K&G LODGE/ 1881 Steakhouse, Dynamic Sound & Security, Clearview Pool & Stove, Big Lots, A Finishing Touch Salon, Beacon Hotel, Leo Pryor’s Taekwondo America, All Kinney Locations, Supercuts, Oswego Family Physicians, and The Oswego Police Department.
According to Jones, there are numerous other drop box locations throughout Oswego County and Central New York.
The third annual Day of Sharing Toys for Tots benefit will also be held on Saturday, November 26th at the Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Hotel (formerly EconoLodge) at 70 East First Street in Oswego. Santa Claus arrives at Noon and photos with Santa are Free with your contribution to Toys for Tots from Noon-2 pm. Live music by a variety of CNY musicians who have donated their talents for the day will perform from 2 pm to 6 pm. Community supporters can come out and enjoy some great music and food for Toys for Tots. Drop off boxes will be available that day.
For additional information please contact: Chris Jones, Toys for Tots Coordinator at (315) 342-0396. To learn more about Toys for Tots please visit their national site at www.toysfortots.org, or for local information http://fulton-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp.