Is It Time For 'Toys For Tots' Already?

By: Karin Goodhue
By: Karin Goodhue

How exactly is WITN affiliated with the 'Toys For Tots' program? The answer might surprise you.

Can you believe that Christmas is less than three months away already? It’s almost time for Christmas trees, dinners, decorations, shopping, and gifts. It's also almost time for WITN to work hand-in-hand for the Toys for Tots Foundation of Eastern Carolina.

Toys For Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps. Many needy families are dependent on Toys For Tots every year. WITN is proud to help the Marines by serving as a collection agency in Eastern Carolina. We advertise the program and recognize large donations. In turn, thousands of new unwrapped gifts are brought to our studios in Greenville and Chocowinity every year. The USMC pick up the donations and distribute them to families in the area.

The Marine Corps are in charge of registering families, distributing toys, and providing boxes for smaller collection agencies. There are two USMC representative groups that distribute the toys around Eastern Carolina.

WITN does not register families, distribute toys, or issue drop boxes.

WITN will start receiving toys for the 2009 holiday season on Monday, November 23rd. The USMC retrieve the donations in mid-December. We will post a web page on with all drop-off information when it gets closer to mid November.

For more information on Toys For Tots 2009, visit or call David Bryant USMC at 252-619-0715.

This year, Toys For Tots will be brought to you by Ashley Furniture and Robinson's Law Firm.

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