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Every year NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 join forces with the U.S. Marine Corps to collect thousands of toys for children who would likely not receive gifts for the holidays, otherwise.
The annual Toys for Tots drive collects new, unwrapped toys at all UPS locations and donates them to families in need. This year, the need is greater than ever as thousands of families struggle to keep up economically amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Marines will still be accepting physical toys that are collected at all UPS Store locations but dollar donations are also appreciated, especially this year. Financial donations allow the Marines to buy toys at a discount, in bulk, and pre-sort them based on need since they will not have outside volunteers this year.
We know 2020 has been a challenging year for nearly everyone, but we are still determined to give a toy to every child in need this Christmas.
Here is how you can donate to Toys for Tots this year:
- Donate online here.
- You can drop off your new unwrapped toy at all UPS Store locations. Click here for a drop off location near you.
- You can drop off your new unwrapped toy at CashCo Pawn located at 4502 University Ave Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92105 and 6251 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
When donating consider donating a toy or item for a pre-teen or teenager as they are groups in need of donated items. Some ideas for this age group range from hand-held electronics to board games, bath gift sets, backpacks, sporting equipment or hair dryers/straighteners.