Wilby Collects Toys, Food for Those in Need


Student Council and the National Honor Society will collect toys for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program through Tuesday, Dec. 17. On that date, the Wilby High School Marine Corps JROTC program will begin loading trucks to deliver the toys, which will be handed out to children in need in local communities.

New and unopened toys can be dropped off in rooms 306 (Miss Franks) or 312 (Mrs. Dudley) until Dec. 17. Miss Franks reminds us that even the smallest toys go a long way toward making children happy.

Additionally, food will be collected for the local food bank. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Mrs. Franks.

Finally, granola bars are being collected this month for the St. Vincent DePaul shelter in Waterbury. They can be dropped in the teachers’ mail room (faculty and staff only) or in Room 106.

Below is information on the Marine Toys for Tots Program, from its website, toysfortots.org.

MISSION: The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.

GOAL: The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.

OVERVIEW: In order to better execute the Program, in 1991 the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation was created at the behest of the Marine Corps.

FOUNDATION OVERVIEW: The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity which was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps in 1991.