Cesar Perez joins us as we are gearing up for this year’s Toys for Tots!
Here is more information from Mr. Perez:
We are 31 days out until the Toys for Tots Drive!
This is our 15th year serving the Champaign County community and we are going to make it the best ever!
Our goal in 2018 is to raise $40,000 in donations and serve over 5,000 children in Champaign County.
Since 2004 this local organization has been delivering the new and unwrapped toys you have donated to children in Champaign County, helping to provide hope and joy on Christmas Day.
The Champaign County Toys for Tots program collects and purchases new and unwrapped toys to deliver to local underprivileged children. We gather these donations at collection sites, fundraising events, and through generous local donations from November 5th, 2018 through December 23rd, 2018. We spend each dollar donated in local stores instead of purchasing them from large companies in other states. We’re local people helping each other, so why not spend that money here to help our local businesses?
Each year Toys for Tots spends $0.97 of every dollar donated on the actual purchase of toys.
The other $0.03 is spent on materials needed to conduct our campaign.
This year’s Toys for Tots will be held at WCIA on December 6, 2018.