(HOI) -- With the holiday season approaching, the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign is gearing up to collect toys for children in need.
The program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to children in need within the community.
In 2019, 24,095 toys were distributed and 5,253 children were supported through the Toys for Tots program in Peoria alone.
You can donate toys at the Heart of Illinois ABC station, 2907 Springfield Road, East Peoria.
A full list of drop-off locations in the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas can be found here.