Greg St. Hillaire, John Neal

Greg St. Hillaire, left, and Pastor John Neal unload Toys for Tots boxes for the ongoing holiday campaign.

GRAHAM COUNTY — Toys for Tots boxes are now available for residents to make a holiday donation.

The local Toys for Tots campaign has been handed over to Pastor John Neal to direct this year, and the drive began Oct. 1.

“We’re setting up boxes and jars; we’ve got jars at a lot of places. There are also businesses that do fund-raisers. Any of those businesses that want to help can go online and do an event at the official Toys for Tots website,” Neal said. “We’re starting off with the same amount of donation boxes than last year, but as people call and ask for more, (and) as we find more places, we’ll set up more.”

“Last year, we helped 6,000 children. Each child got three toys, and 18,000 toys were distributed,” said Greg St. Hillaire, who directed the toy collection last year.

Neal told the Courier he is always ready to accept the aid of community volunteers.

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