Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, we’re going to start seeing Christmas trees dressing up front windows and lights twinkling through early dark evenings. And around Merrill and Malin, you’re going to start seeing boxes taking donations for Toys For Tots!
This year instead of just taking donations at our sheds, we’ve set up several Donation Stations. Several businesses have been gracious enough to help us collect new, unwrapped toys and other gifts for local kids. From now through December 9th, you can stop by one of our Donation Stations and help make a child’s Christmas merrier.
You can find the Donation Stations at the following businesses:
- Gold Dust & Walker Farms packing shed
- Malin Country Diner
- Taqueria Jaliscience 2 in Malin
- Martin’s Grocery Store in Merrill
- Casa Villanueva in Merrill
- Pappy Gander & Company in Merrill
Wherever you see our signs, you can drop off a toy or gift for a child aged from newborn to 18 years old. Often times teenagers are forgotten about for toy drives, so we encourage keeping them in your thoughts as well. And if you don’t have time to go shopping, we’ve set up a fundraiser page! Visit the Gold Dust & Walker Farms #Elf Team 2020 page, hit the red “Donate” button and you can contribute money for our local Toys For Tots shoppers to purchase gifts with.
Along with Make-A-Wish, Toys For Tots has a special place in our hearts. Toys For Tots has been a part of our holiday tradition for years, and it never ceases to amaze us how generous our employees, customers and community are. We realize 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people, which makes everyone’s generosity that much more meaningful.
If you’re able to help this Christmas season, we hope you can. Every little bit goes a long ways to bringing joy into a kid’s Christmas.