City Hall and the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center are two of many sites that are collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program.
More than 600 children in Northeast Missouri will receive gifts through the Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Locally sponsored by Douglass Community Services and Hannibal Parks & Recreation, the goal of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
Last year about 285 low-income families from Marion, Ralls, Pike, Monroe, Shelby and Lewis Counties received assistance. Each child receives five toys, along with stocking stuffers and books.
Toys will also be collected along the route on Broadway and Main Street during the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Dec 3, sponsored by the Hannibal Jaycees.