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Oswego Toys for Tots Smashes Another Record

Dec 16, 2016 04:39PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Photo courtesy of Kylie Schimmel

Oswego's Toys for Tots program collected an amazing 7,486 toys for needy children this year. 

On Friday, Dec. 16, the Woolley Road Fire Station was transformed into a dining facility/toy collection site as dozens of people, including several District 308 junior high students, worked to collect and organize the toys donated throughout the community. 

This is the 10th year of the Oswego Toys for Tots program, and this year's drive has set another record. The toy drive is done in conjunction with the five District 308 junior highs, the Oswego Fire Protection District, the United States Marine Corps and the Oswegoland Optimist Club.

As part of the program, Oswego firefighters also were able to buy over 90 bicycles for local children. The purchase was made possible with a $5,000 donation from Meijer. 

The toys will be distributed Saturday morning to local families through the Optimist Club's Needy Family Christmas Project.
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