Feel Good Friday: Toys For Tots campaign
SARASOTA COUNTY - In this week's edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN's Grant Boxleitner spent time at one of the large warehouses for the Toys For Tots campaign in Sarasota County.
Volunteers are busy filling orders, choosing from thousands of toys on shelves that have been either purchased through donations or donated to the cause.
In 2018, volunteers distributed more than 105,000 toys to nearly 20,000 children in need on the Suncoast. This year, longtime Sarasota Toys For Tots Coordinator Jim Lamb is also handling the Toys For Tots campaign in Charlotte County.
There are about 400 drop-off locations for people to donate Toys For Tots in Sarasota County, and another 150 in Charlotte County. Manatee County runs a separate Toys For Tots drive.
Lamb talks about the campaign and the spirit of volunteering to help children during the holidays in the segment.
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