Toys for Tots distributes thousands of toys

Photo by Laura Austin

Toys for Tots distributes thousands of toysThe Toys for Tots Drive organizers and volunteers prepare over 6,000 toys for distribution to children in need on Saturday, Dec. 15. The truck in the background is loaded with bags containing just some of the toys. “We served all the kids who applied,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Stewart, Ridgecrest Coordinator for the drive. The total of 1,944 children served live in not only the Indian Wells Valley, but also Rosamond, Mojave and Boron. Some children received several small toys. The Toys for Tots Drive serves children from newborn to age 14. For children in need who are over 14 or who did not get an application filed in time, see the Salvation Army. Their toy drive will fill in the gaps.

Story First Published: 2012-12-19