WNDU's Toys for Tots collection drive



Please Help NewsCenter 16 Support Toys for Tots

Once again, NewsCenter 16 has joined forces with the people of Michiana to support the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. This is our 24th year, and it’s a tradition we cherish and look forward to every year. With your support over the years, we have helped the Marines collect more than 419,638 toys for needy children in Michiana. But help is needed every year.

This year’s WNDU Toys for Tots collection drive will take place on Saturday, December 1. We will be broadcasting live from the following locations from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

WNDU-TV Studios
54516 State Road 933, South Bend

Concord Mall, Elkhart
Warsaw Martin’s @ 1150 Husky Trail
Stevensville, MI Martin’s @ 5637 Cleveland Avenue


Feel free to drop off your donation at one of these locations or wherever you see Toys for Tots collection bins throughout the community.

Toys for Tots FAQ
Where can I drop off a toy for Toys for Tots?
You can drop off toys at a number of collection locations right now throughout Michiana wherever you see Toys for Tots collection bins. You can also drop off toys at the WNDU-TV studios, 54516 State Road 933, South Bend.

If you’d like to make a monetary donation, you can find more information at the official Toys for Tots web site: south-bend-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx

You can even donate on line and direct your gift to the local Toys for Tots campaign in your area.

What kind of toy would you like me to donate?
Any new, unwrapped toy will be appreciated. Keep in mind, toys for younger children and older children are often in high demand. So please consider these types of toys as you make your toy selections. As a business leader, what can I do to help the Toys for Tots drive? You play a key role by allowing the Marines to place collection bins in your stores and by bringing the toys you've collected so far to one of the drop off locations.

Who gets the toys that are donated locally?
Local kids get the toys. For example, toys donated in the St. Joseph County area are distributed to children in the St. Joseph County area.

Who distributes the toys?
As Christmas nears, Marines distribute toys themselves and enlist the aid of local social service agencies and churches to help out during the Christmas season.

If I need a toy, who do I contact?
We’ll update this section as information becomes available. Where can I get more details about the Toys for Tots program?

Visit the official national Toys for Tots web site at south-bend-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx

Toys for Tots

Updated: 12/04/2017 - With your support over the years, we have helped the Marines collect more than 404,818 toys for children in Michiana. But the need is still great.

Updated: 12/01/2017 - A South Bend business is teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps to drop off a large donation at WNDU studios this morning.

Posted: 11/27/2017 - Folks from American Legion Posts 357 and 284 were busy collecting toy donations in South Bend on Saturday to give to families in need for this year's Toys for Tots collection.

Updated: 12/23/2017 - The local Marine Corps and Kingdom Christian Center are putting all of your Toys for Tots donations to good use.

Posted: 11/27/2017 - Tomorrow is 'Giving Tuesday' and a special craft fair will help raise money for the 'Toys for Tots' campaign as we team up with the Marine Corps Reserves to bring smiles to kids' faces.