It's time to go Christmas shopping for kids in the Yakima Valley.
The U.S. Marines and the Salvation Army in Yakima are hoping you'll go shopping for a new toy this year to donate to the Marines Toys For Tots program.

Collection boxes are being distributed in the area

Collection boxes are now being distributed around the community in hopes of gathering thousands of toys. Lisa Sargent, Community Relations & Outreach Program Manager for the Salvation Army in Yakima says they hope to fill the Toys For Tots boxes in the community by early December. Sargent says you can drop off the new unwrapped toys in any Toys For Tots Box located in the community.

You can go shopping today and donate while at the parade on Friday

On Friday you'll see drop boxes located along the parade route during the annual Veterans Day parade along Yakima Avenue. The parade starts at 10:45 am.
Veterans day is a national holiday meaning all city, county, state and local offices will be closed.

You can also give by stopping at the Salvation Army

You also have the option of dropping off a toy or cash at the Salvation Army office at 310 North 16th Avenue in Yakima.
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.

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