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Toys for Tots

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to help those less fortunate in our community and Channel 8 and Smith's are proud sponsors of this year's Toys for Tots program.

The Marine Corp Reserves has been collecting toys for low-income families since 1947, and each year, Toys for Tots makes a difference in the lives of children of all ages.

This year, with the economic challenges facing our community, we need your help now more than ever. This year, over 400,000 toys are needed in order to reach every needy child in Southern Nevada, including Las Vegas, Boulder City and some of the other nearby communities.

Channel 8 and all Smith's grocery locations will be accepting new, unwrapped toy donations now through Dec. 11th, and what's donated in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.

Channel 8 is located at 3228 Channel 8 Drive, between Las Vegas Blvd. and Paradise, and Desert Inn and Convention Center Drive. In addition, there are dozens of sites around the valley where you can drop off toys, including any Smith's grocery store.

Smith's Locations Link

Other Toys for Tots Drop-Off Locations Link

The Toys for Tots program also takes monetary donations, too. Make your check out to: Toys for Tots Las Vegas.

To sign up to receive toys through the Toys for Tots program, call (702) 632-1516.

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