Toys for Tots looks to break toy collection record
Toys for Tots Mankato is expecting to collect over 7,200 toys this year
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Volunteers began the night unpacking a semi-full of toys and bikes before sorting them into age groups.
Toy donations came from dozens of collection sites all over the area. In total, close to 7,200 toys were donated to Mankato Toys for Tots.
The organization saw around 28 bikes when, for all age groups, they normally see around five or six, and only for the younger kids. Volunteers all gathered at the Mankato Armory to get ready for Saturday’s distribution.
“I just love that everyone is coming together. You get to visit with people that you do not normally get to visit with, you get to share all of these stories, we have had quite a few people come and talk about how Toys for Tots has helped them, so it is kind of nice to see the result of what this organization can do,” Mankato Toys for Tots Assistant Coordinator Kim Wasiloski explained.
This year, the organization received more toys than ever before. Families will come to get the toys starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
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