‘Toys For Tots’ to help Bartholomew and Jennings kids in need

As the holidays draw near, you may want to think about helping out those who less fortunate. “Toys For Tots” is one of those options. Nate West is a volunteer for the program, put on by the Marine Corp. Reserves. He says that last year, Toys For Tots help more than 1,600 children in Bartholomew and Jennings counties.

West adds that the toy drive began in earnest just a few weeks ago.

West says there are more than 40 white boxes labeled “Toys for Tots” in Bartholomew and Jennings counties. You can drop off your donation and volunteers will gather them and make sure they are delivered to a child in need.

If you are a Bartholomew County resident with a child up to age 18, you can request assistance by calling Bartholomew County United Way at 812-375-2216. In Jennings County, visit ToysForTots.org.