Waldo County Toys for Tots drop-off locations

Nov 05, 2012

Bring the joy of the holidays to a local child in need. Donate a new and unwrapped toy at one of the many Toys for Tots drop-off locations across Knox and Waldo counties listed below. Donations boxes will be available until Dec. 20.

The Mid-coast Detachment of the Marine Corps League sponsors Toys for Tots of Knox and Waldo Counties. “Last year there were 5,300 toys distributed to local kids, thanks to the generous support of the community. Your donations make that possible,” said Richard Vargas, Toys for Tots coordinator.

Toys for Tots is operating from the Nativity Lutheran Church in Rockport, which has generously donated space for the second year in a row. Donations and toy pickup at the church are by appointment only. For toy requests, call Vargas at 354-6282.

The objectives of the Toys for Tots program are to help less-fortunate children locally and throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources -- our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Belfast/Searsport drop-off locations

Key Bank, 111 Main St., Belfast; Sun Tan City, 140 Main St., Belfast; Lisa Nichols Salon, 181 Waldo Ave., Belfast; Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Belmont Avenue, Reny's Plaza, Belfast; Village Soup/Republican Journal, 161 High St., Belfast; Atlantic Bay Chiropractic Center,  Rte. 3, Belfast; Waldo County General Hospital, 118 North Ave., Belfast; Belfast High School, Waldo Avenue, Belfast; TD Bank, East Main Street, Searsport; Waldo County YMCA, 157 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast; Pizza Hut, Belmont Avenue, Belfast; Light in the Forest Photography, 107 Church St., Belfast; American Legion, 143 High St., Belfast

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