The local community is asked to help brighten the holidays for Kewaunee County families in need by donating new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. The Toys for Tots Program is the mission of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and, in Kewaunee County, it’s being carried out by Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski.
“This is a great program and it’s nice to see all of the smiles around the holidays,” said Joski, Toys for Tots coordinator. “Last year, we distributed about 1,500 toys to approximately 250 children, serving nearly 100 families in Kewaunee County.”
Toys will be collected at dozens of businesses across Kewaunee County from mid-November to Dec. 15. Distribution for those toys will take place Dec. 16 at Kewaunee Grade School from 12 – 2 pm.
The families who wish to receive donations from the Toys for Tots Program, must bring photo ID for all adults in the household, proof of current address (most recent utility bill or rental lease) and proof of birth for all children ages 16 and under in the household (birth certificate, birth announcement, immunization record) to registration. Registration dates are Nov. 4, 10 am – 12 pm at Kewaunee Public Library; Nov. 11, 10 am – 12 pm at Algoma Public Library; Nov. 18, 10 am – 12 pm, Village of Luxemburg Municipal Building.
The following are drop-off locations: Algoma – Algoma Long Term Care; Bay Road Place; FishTale Ale House; North Shore Medical Clinic; Seiler Tire; Walters Do It Best Hardware; Casco – Village Kitchen; Dyckesville – Bank of Luxemburg; Kewaunee – Center Court Convenience, Dollar General, Jorn’s Chevrolet, Kewaunee Fabrications, Kewaunee Fitness, Kunkel’s Korner, Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, Paradise Estates, Shopko Hometown and Vollrath; Luxemburg – Bank of Luxemburg, Batten Hardware, Krohn’s Dairy Store, Nicolet Bank, Rice Engineering, Simonar Shell; and Tisch Mills – L & L One Stop.