Today’s Civic Women (TCW) announced the beginning of the 34th Annual Toys for Tots of Nodaway County campaign.

The goal of the program is to ensure that children ages newborn to 12 years old have something under the Christmas tree. Toys For Tots of Nodaway County is one of TCW’s main service projects. In 2017, toys were provided to 263 children in over 100 families. Each child receives toys and one book.

  To give individuals more incentive to donate, TCW is pairing with the Nodaway News Leader, which is offering $5 off newspaper subscriptions with a toy donation. The discounted subscription offer will last until December 1 and toys may be dropped off at the NNL to receive the subscription discount.

Individuals and organizations can help the cause by: making monetary donations, donating new toys, hosting fundraisers or sponsoring a toy drive. This year, barrels to collect toys and donation jars will be in stores until December 1. This allows the toys to be sorted and distributed to families by the second week of December.

If families would like to be considered as recipients, they can contact Community Services, 1212 South Main Street, Suite B, Maryville; or 660.582.3113. Community Services will begin the application process in October. Only approved applicants will receive Toys for Tots.

All donations are 100 percent tax deductible and may be sent to: Toys for Tots of Nodaway County, PO Box 104, Maryville, MO 64468.

For more information about the Toys for Tots of Nodaway County program, contact Jacque Loghry, 660.853.9997.