The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program started back in 1947, and since then Toys for Tots has collected and distributed over 512 million toys to more than 237 million children in need. Through community partnerships and networks, Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
In 2015, more than 22,000 toys were distributed to charitable organizations and families in need throughout Northern and Western Fairfield County. This year, several Wilton businesses and organizations are once again participating as Toys for Tots drop off points. The Wilton community is asked to participate and help by donating new, unwrapped toys now through Dec. 15.
One opportunity will be the Wilton Police Department’s “Stuff a Cruiser” event on Saturday, Dec. 17. Time and location are still TBD but GOOD Morning Wilton will update as soon as we know.
In the meantime, there are plenty of drop off locations in Wilton, no matter where you are. They include:
Bankwell, 47 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Coldwell Banker, 77 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton Center
College Nannies, 396 Danbury Rd.
Cubesmart, 111 Danbury Rd.
Georgetown Orthodontics, 73 Redding Rd., Georgetown
Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Rd.
Hoffman Landscapes, 647 Danbury Rd.
Middlebrook School, 131 School Rd.
Paw-radise Pet Salon & Spa, 32 Cannon Rd., Cannondale Village
Signal Administration, 64 Danbury Rd., #400
Starbucks, 21 River Rd. (Kimco’s River Plaza)
Tooher Feraris Insurance Group, 43 Danbury Rd.
Toozy Patza Pizza, 991 Danbury Rd., Georgetown
Toy Chest, 5 River Rd. (Kimco’s River Plaza)
Tracey Locke, 131 Danbury Rd.
Westy Storage, 65 Danbury Rd.
Wilton Auto Repair, 386 Danbury Rd.
Wilton Fire Department, 236 Danbury Rd.
Wilton Pizza, 101 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton Center
Wilton YMCA, 404 Danbury Rd.
Zion’s Hill Preschool Program, 470 Danbury Rd.