Marines’ Toys For Tots Program

November 4, 2009  //  United Way

Toys for Tots serves over 600 local communities, covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Nationwide, Toys for Tots collects and distributes an average of 16 million toys to an average of 7 million children each year at Christmas. Last year in Nebraska, toys were distributed to over 21,000 children.

How you can help

  • Donate a new unwrapped toy
  • Donate your time
  • Donate dollars – checks should be made out to Toys for Tots
    • o All proceeds stay within Nebraska and usually in the collection area.
    • o All monetary donations forwarded to Toys for Tots Foundation and spent locally for purchasing toys.
  • Donate a Service Support by:
    • o Placing toy collection receptacles at your place of business.
    • o Sponsoring and underwriting a toy collection event.
    • o Providing transportation or storage support.
    • o Providing media exposure.

Lincoln Toy Collection Sites: Anderson Ford-2500 Wildcat Dr., Belmont Chiropractic-3100 N. 14th St Ste 101, Big Lots-220 N. 66th St. Suite 320, Dress Barn-310 Pine Lake Road, Hy-Vee-6001 Village Drive-6919 0 Street-7151 Stacy Lane, Lexus of Lincoln-6500 Telluride Drive, Lincoln Sound & Disc-1601 P Street, Mosier/Timperley Chiropractic-4535 Normal Blvd Suite 101, Performance Dodge of Lincoln-6601 Telluride, Performance Toyota-6320 Telluride Drive, Shopko-100 South 66 Street-3400 North 27-4200 South 27 Street-6845 South 27th Street, Tanning Zone-1550 S Coddington-4335 South 70th Pioneer Place-East Park Plaza 200 North 66th, Toys R Us-5220 N 27th Street, USMC Recruiting Office-505 North 27 Street-Suite 1, Yankee Candle-2900 Pine Lake Rd Suite F and Community Bank of Lincoln-6000 Village Dr. Ste. 1000.

The following Lincoln agencies will be taking applications from families for Toys for Tots until December 5: Arnold Community Learning Center, Asian Community & Cultural Center, Belmont Community Learning Center, Center for People in Need, Clinton Community Learning Center, El Centro de las Americas, Everett Community Learning Center, Family Service Association Early Childhood Center, Holmes Community Learning Center (Family Service Association), Indian Center, Lakeview Community Learning Center (Family Service Association), McPhee Community Learning Center, Norwood Park Community Learning Center, West Lincoln Community Learning Center (Family Service Association) and Young Family’s Program (Lincoln Medical Education Partnership).

Contact Information:
Sgt Jeffrey Nielsen, Coordinator, 402-453-8807 ext 28 – Jeffrey.m.nielsen@usme.mil
Toys for Tots Website: http://omaha-ne.toysfortots.org To find a location to donate a toy or sign up your children: Dial 211 – www.uwmidlands.org/211 or www.ne211.org