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Toys for Tots donations are low

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Hundreds of children may not get toys this Christmas if more donations don't come in to the Toys for Tots program.

So far this year, the Marine Reserve Detachment has only received about 1,000 toys compared to 5,000 this time last year.

The campaign kicked off last month. Marines are asking the community and businesses to step up.

"Anyone that's willing to have a Christmas party I'll be more than willing to have Marines come out to the party and collect toys, we're also asking that members of the Chamber of Commerce just contact me," said 1st Sgt. James Watson, MCLB Albany.

The Marines will work with the Salvation Army this Friday at their kettle kickoff at The Albany Mall to help boost toy collections.

You can find donation boxes at some small businesses,  most large retailers, and here at WALB.

For more information you can contact the Marines at (229) 869-6442.

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