Thousands of kids in the Yakima Valley are hoping for a bright and happy Christmas thanks to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.

KIT will be at the event from 6 to 9 but Steve Hahn will be collecting all day

Every year the Marines partner with the Yakima Salvation Army to collect the distribute the toys for kids up to 18-years-old. You are invited to Steve Hahn VW, KIA, Mercedes Benz at 1730 South 1st Street for his annual Toys for Tots event. KIT's The Morning News with Dave and Lance and Jackson will be live from 6:00 am to 9:00 am collecting toys and cash donations. The annual event didn't happen last year because of the pandemic but it's back this year. You can drop off toys and donations at the dealership or just call and they'll come to you to pick up your toy or donation.

You can also drop off toys in one of the many collection boxes in the community

You can also place a toy in a collection box. The Toys for Tots collection boxes are located throughout the community including at the KIT studio at 4010 Summitview.
You also have the option of dropping off a toy or cash at the Salvation Army office at 310 North 16th Avenue in Yakima.

Don't forget about older kids if you go shopping for Toys for Tots

If you do go shopping Sargent says don't forget about older kids and teens who hope for gift cards, electronics or other gifts that fit that age bracket.
Sargent says all the toys will be distributed to families in mid December but families need to sign up now if they want toys from the program.
There's no requirements other than to sign up. If you live in Yakima you can sign up now at
If you live in the lower Yakima Valley you need to contact the Grandview Salvation Army office at (509) 882-2584.

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