Toys for Tots Shopping Spree

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If you are looking for a way to give back this season, consider a trip to Toys and Co. The local toy retailer is joining with Toys for Tots to help put a new toy under the tree Christmas morning for some less fortunate children in the Charlotte area.

On Dec. 14, from 11am-2pm, toys can be purchased and donated at Toys and Co. at Cotswold Shopping Center for Toys for Tots. Toys and Co. is offering a 15 percent discount that day to anyone purchasing a toy for Toys for Tots.

U.S. Marines will be present at the event to collect donations and help shop for gifts, particularly for ages 10-15.

The mission of Toys for Tots is simple: to provide a means of happiness for children throughout the country who otherwise might not have gifts to open on Christmas. The week following the event, toys will be donated to Thompson Child and Family Focus that provides housing, therapy and treatment for children who are struggle with behavioral and emotional problems due to childhood abuse; and Hope Haven Inc., which works to provide life skills and residential recovery services for homeless families in Charlotte.

If you’re unable to make the Dec. 14 event, check toysfortots.org for information on other drop-off locations.

Charlotte Parent will be at the Dec. 14 event at Toys and Co. helping collect gifts and offering suggestions for great toys for all ages. Stop by and say hi!