MADISON (WKOW) -- Local families have the opportunity to pick up toys for their children starting Tuesday, as part of the ‘Toys for Tots' campaign.
Dozens of local businesses and agencies, including WKOW, have been collecting toys for the charity drive for months to give nearly 6,000 less fortunate children presents this holiday season.
First Sergeant Timothy La Sage says that there have been fewer toy donations this year, as the campaign got off to a later start because of the government shutdown in October. However, he does say there have been more monetary donations.
La Sage says he took the cash donations to toy shops Monday evening to buy toys for the children.
Toys for Tots will still take new, unwrapped toys at the Alliant Energy Center through Friday. La Sage says he will drop off any leftover toys to families' houses this weekend.
To find out more, 27 News reporter LiLi Tan will be live at the Alliant Energy Center to preview the Toys for Tots distribution this morning during the 6:00 a.m. hour of Wake Up Wisconsin.
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