McLean County kicks off "Toys for Tots" campaign

By Chad Weber

November 10, 2013 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 11:08 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The season of giving is upon us, and one local campaign is gearing up for its 21st year of gift giving.

The McLean County "Toys for Tots" kicked off its annual toy collection campaign today.

The non-profit organization will begin collecting new and unwrapped toys at various drop-off locations around the area until December 18.

McLean County "Toys for Tots" collected toys for nearly 6,000 children last year, and organizers hope to match that total again this year.

"Our campaign slogan this year is be inspired," said Toys for Tots, McLean County Director Troy Zeigler. "We want you to be inspired to give. We want to to be inspired to donate your time. If it's not for Toys for Tots which we hope it will be, ring bells for the salvation army. Be inspired to something in goodwill this Christmas season."

Once again, our studio is serving as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.

Feel free to bring your new, unwrapped toys to us at 2907 Springfield Road in East Peoria.