Toys for Tots wraps up another successful holiday season

After a month of toy collection the big day is finally here.

La Crosse Jaycees Toys for Tots distributed gifts on Saturday.

About 20 volunteers “shopped” through donations, picking out toys requested by families.

Thanks to the community’s support, over 1,200 children will have gifts to open on Christmas morning.

For the volunteers, this is what makes the holiday special.

“It’s a really good feeling, especially for me, personally. Christmas morning will hit you. You’re like, oh okay, there’s some kids who are able to have toys this morning because us, and all our volunteers, and the community too. It wouldn’t possible without the community donating all those toys for us,” said Jason Jones, La Crosse Jaycees Toys for Tots Media Director.

For families that couldn’t pick up their gifts on Saturday, there is an alternate pickup day.

It’s scheduled for Tuesday night at the Family and Children’s Center.

This year, over 800 volunteer hours went toward the cause.

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