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Toys for Tots kicks off

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

MCLB-ALBANY, DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) –The holiday season is almost here.

It's a happy time for most, but it can be difficult for families who can't afford to buy gifts for their kids. That's where Toys for Tots comes in.

The Marine Reserve Detachment kicked off the annual toy campaign Thursday.

With the help of the Salvation Army, families in the Albany area can register to receive the donated gifts.

Registration runs for two weeks starting Monday at the Salvation Army.

Last year Toys for Tots helped about 3,500 children, this year they want to help 4,000.

"I see people sitting across from my desk that I've never see before, people with good jobs, the economy is hitting them hard," said Faye Turney, Social Service Manager, Salvation Army.

If you want your business to be a drop off site, just call the Salvation Army to get a box. We'll have one here at WALB through the holidays.

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