Toys For Tots Program Helps Thousands Of Kids Receive Gifts This Holiday Season

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Christmas is only a week away and one toy drive is doing its part to make sure every child gets a gift this holiday season.

The Marine Corps League and 4-County Electric Power Association are teaming up to deliver toys to children in our viewing area.

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It’s all a part of the Toys for Tots Program.

The toys were collected through 4-County EPA and will be distributed next week.

Both parties said this is a way to give back and help those in need this holiday season.

“I think it’s great for the kids,” said Gunnery Sergeant Michael Ferguson with the U.S. Marine Corps. “It gives them a chance to get some things they may not have otherwise received. It gives them a chance to have something good for Christmas, and I think that’s something we all want.”

“These toys will go to children in the area,” said Brad Barr, communication coordinator with 4-County EPA. “These are toys that are collected from employees and members of 4-County Electric Power Association. We’ve been doing this about 10 years now and it’s something we really look forward to every year.”

The Marine Corps said more than 15 hundred children will receive gifts through the Toys for Tots Program.