Each year, Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys to give to children in need during the holiday season. This year, Summit Lake Community Center will be the drop-off site for donations.
Those interested in giving newly-packaged, unwrapped toys (or receiving Toys for Tots gifts) should visit the Summit Lake Community Center (located at 380 W. Crosier St.) from Nov. 1 through 30, weekdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monetary gifts cannot be accepted at the Summit Lake location.
“We are excited to host this citywide program at our Summit Lake Community Center, where we work every day to build strong neighborhoods through programming for residents of all ages,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan.
“While the holidays are a time to celebrate with loved ones and count our blessings, we must not forget that this season can be difficult for families experiencing tough economic times,” he added. “Through the Toys for Tots program, more Akron families can experience the joys of the holiday season through the wonderful gift of giving.
The toys collected at the Summit Lake Community Center will be distributed to registered families on Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. The program is hosted with support from the United States Marines Corp and First Faith Development Corporation.
To register to receive a toy, individuals must present an I.D. and Social Security card for the head of household, as well as a Social Security card for each child in the household (age 17 or younger).
For info, email [email protected] or call (330) 375-2826.