Each November we begin collecting Christmas toys for children. Collection boxes are placed in more than 30 locations throughout the county to collect toys for children up to 12 years old. They are sorted and distributed to families who apply for and are approved for the program.
Social workers, guidance counselors at schools, and case workers at WIC, Head Start or Healthy Families have applications. Our own Dick Jefford is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Hancock, Shelby, and Rush Counties.
The Philadelphia United Methodist Church and members of Royal Neighbors of America-Chapter 1397, collected Toys for Tots during November and December of 2018 (This year). Shown below is a picture gallery to illustrate the abundance of a record breaking year. Many children will feel joy from these gifts and the love they reflect.
Picture Gallery 2018