Toys for Tots kicks off

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November 15, 2006

It's that time of year again: Toys for Tots is here.

This morning, Mayor Deke Copenhaver joined the Augusta Marine reserves to kickoff the annual campaign.

For nearly 60 years, Marine reserves and you have teamed up to help children during the holidays.

Last year, over 17 million toys were collected for 8 million children in the county.

This year they're expecting even better numbers.

"This year we have a community outreach that is phenomenal, three fold compared to last year," Gunnery Sergeant Weeks told News 12. "I think its going to be a huge campaign because of that, because the community is so willing to reach out and help us."

You can drop off new or unused toys at locations all across the area. Here are just a few:

Aiken Regional Medical Center
Ashley Furniture Homestore of Augusta
Taylor Toyota
Subway: Windsor Spring Rd., Fury's Ferry Rd. and Edgewood Square in North Augusta
Go Minis
Shepeard Community Blood Center
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