2019 Toys for Tots
Beginning November 23rd, you can donate new unwrapped toys to our Rochester and Austin stations through December 23rd . Nearly 21,000 toys were collected in SE Minnesota in 2018, that’s enough to give 2 toys per child! This year is the shortest shopping season with Thanksgiving being the latest in can be, November 28th. In the last two years, our local toy stores have taken a bit hit, losing Toys R Us, K-Mart, and all Shopko stores. We will need donations earlier than ever in order to make up for the 7 less shopping days and store closings.
ABC 6 On Your Side
10th Annual Toys for Tots Student’s Care Competition
ABC 6 News is teaming up with local Marine Corps Reserves again this year for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. We invite your school to participate in our 10th Annual ABC 6 On Your Side Toys for Tots Student’s Care Competition! We are fully committed to serving communities throughout SE Minnesota, so this can be a meaningful service project to help neighbors in need.
The ABC 6 On Your Side Toys for Tots Student’s Care Competition is designed to be a friendly, community spirit project. The 1st place winner gets to display the traveling ABC 6 News Toys for Tots trophy until Fall 2020 and, of course, keep the framed award certificate. Each year the trophy is engraved with the name and city of the 1st Place School. ABC 6 News and Marine Corps Reserves representatives will visit the winning school to present the traveling trophy and award certificate and to thank students and staff for their generosity. The first, second and third place schools will be announced on ABC 6 News and a news story about competition results will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
Toy donations must be delivered to our ABC 6 News Austin or Rochester location no later than Thursday, December 12th. A school official must sign verification of the number of toys being donated by each participating school. Also, let us know if it would be more convenient to deliver toys to a different drop off location and we will make arrangements.
Please send confirmation that ABC 6 News has approval to use video and/or photos of students on newscasts, our website and Facebook related to the Toys for Tots Student’s Care Competition.
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