Hundreds donate to Michiana children at WNDU's Toys for Tots drive

Once again, NewsCenter 16 joined forces with the people of Michiana to support the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Hundreds of people visited us on Saturday morning, and their donations will make a huge difference in the lives of children throughout our community.

The numbers are still coming in, but so far Saturday morning's efforts brought in 12,820 toys and $29,990 to purchase additional toys.

Watch the attached videos to see some of the best moments from throughout the morning.

This is our 23rd year of Toys for Tots, 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 404,818 toys for children in Michiana. But the need is still great.

If you would still like to donate, you can do so wherever you see Toys for Tots collection bins throughout our community.



Toys for Tots FAQ

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 23rd 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 404,818 toys for needy children in Michiana. But the need is still great.

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

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.

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?
This information will eventually be posted at wndu.com/toysfortots

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