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Toys for Tots Needs Community Help This Holiday

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With Christmas only weeks away Toys for Tots in Great Falls is in need of some help from the community to help make their toy drive goal of 13,000 toys. This year the local Toys for Tots collection group is in more need for community toy donations then in years past.

"So far our campaign has been more request from families in need than donations we have about 3,000 toys in our warehouse right now. Last year we had 13,000 and by the looks of the request I'm pretty sure we are going to have to go over that 13, so we got a long ways to go and a short time to do it in," explains Toys for Tots Coordinator Marylou Brewster.

Throughout the many years Toys for Tots have been collecting they have met their goal, this year however they are very short of that goal. One way they are trying to boost this is by encouraging folks to give to their box donations.

"Boxes all around town, collection boxes and if people would like a location they can go to toys for tots.org and click on great falls Montana and it will show them every box that we have out this year," says Brewster.

To reach their goal Toys for Tots is hosting a silent auction, giving families in need a chance to have a memorable holiday of the their own.

"At 500 1st Avenue South we will be having our silent auction, live auction and dinner it kicks off at 6 PM and that's with dinner and silent auction and live auction at 7 o'clock we have 50 items in our live auction," says Brewster.

So as their mission to reach 13,000 toys continues Toys for Tots hopes folks in the community will give generously during the most giving time of the year.

"We just really need peoples support this year, we're way down on our toy count and we need to bring that up we got over 10,000 toys to get in the next couple of weeks here," says Brewster.

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