The Overland Park Convention Center will once again serve as one of the largest donation sites for the area Marine Corps League, Toys for Tots drive.
To donate, guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation and drop it off at the convention center. Collection boxes are located by entrances throughout the venue through Dec. 18.
Last year, the local Toys for Tots served over 54,000 less fortunate children in the greater Kansas City area. The need for toys is even greater this year with an estimated 75,000 children in need during the holiday season.
“As the holidays approach, we look forward to playing an active role in giving back to children not only our local community, but the entire metropolitan region,” Brett C. Mitchell, General Manager of the Overland Park Convention Center, said. “We hope to see our guests, staff and community members all participate in collecting toys this year.”
Toys for Tots assists children up to age 16. Items to consider for pre-teens and teens include, but are not limited to, sporting equipment, bags, balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars and trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Overland Park Convention Center: 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS, 66211
The Overland Park Convention Center will be open for public donations Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more about the Overland Park Convention Center, please visit opconventioncenter.com or call 913.339.3000. For more about the local Toys for Tots, visit kansas-city-mo.toysfortots.org/.