The Marines kicked off their annual Toys For Tots drive Friday.
They'll begin collecting them Monday.
MCLB Albany says 38,000 toys were donated last year to 7,000 children.
They hope to collect even more this year.
Event organizers say this is an awesome opportunity to give to the less fortunate.
"It's great. It's an awesome thing to do for less fortunate children. I challenge myself as well as my family to go out and do something for the community and less fortunate kids," said GSgt. Kenneth Starkey.
You can drop off a toy of $15 or more at designated locations such as the mall and Walmart.
Registration to receive toys runs from October, 24th to November 4th.
All of the following documents are required to sign up at The Salvation Army on 304 West 2nd Ave. No applications can be taken without this information:
State issued picture ID
Birth certificates for all children applying for
Current utility bill – in your name/spouse
Verification of all income for entire house (tanf, ssi, child support, employment, grafa, etc.)
Medicare cards for everyone
Current food stamp summary – in your name
Current rent receipt – in your name/spouse
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