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Toys For Tots Collections Begin November 24

Published: November 24, 2015

Shannon Hicks

    This holiday season, Masonicare at Newtown will be a donation site for Toys For Tots.

    Starting Tuesday, November 24, Masonicare will have its donation box in place and will be able to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need in Newtown and the region this holiday season.

    Gifts may be dropped off any time at 139 Toddy Hill Road.

    Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 18. Drop-off boxes will be located in the lobby of Masonicare at Newtown and Lockwood Lodge.

    For additional information contact Stephanie Belcher at 203-364-3253 or at sbelcher@masonicare.org.


    Additional Locations

    In addition to Masonicare, Toys For Tots-Ridgefield, the local chapter of the national campaign, has named the following as additional drop-off locations for the 2015 season:

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 84 A South Main Street;

    Coldwell Banker, 45 South Main Street;

    Panera Bread, 228 South Main Street (Sand Hill Plaza); and

    Urgent Care, within Plaza South at 266 South Main Street.

    Wireless Zone of Newtown, within Sand Hill Plaza, has contacted The Bee to announce it too will place a Toys For Tots collection bin in its store season.

    “The Toys for Tots campaign does such amazing work each holiday season, and we’re proud to partner with such an impactful organization so we can do even more to help those in need in the communities we serve,” said Joe Johnson, president and COO of Wireless Zone. “We encourage all of our customers to bring a donation with them on their next visit their local Wireless Zone.”

    In 2014, Toys For Tots distributed more than 17 million toys to more than seven million less fortunate children. In addition, the organization collected more than $284 million in charitable donations, by far the most ever raised in a single year.
    Marine Toys For Tots is also listed as a top charity in the Philanthropy 400 and was once again accredited by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance in 2015.

    For additional information, contact Henry Norley, coordinator for Toys For Tots-Ridgefield, at 203-438-4333 or ridgefield-ct.toysfortots.org.