Holidays

Toys for Tots kicks off first fundraiser for the holidays

by FOX Illinois News Team

Toys for Tots hosted their first event of the year.

Christmas might be three months away, but the organization is already planning.

The Blue Grouch Pub is partnering up with Toys for Tots to collect money donations.

Those who showed up enjoyed a free performance from local bands.

Organizers say there is a need every year.

“Every year it seems like the need is increasing. So, the more support we get from the community the better it is for those kids who are less fortunate at Christmas time,” said Sgt. Thomas Altevogt, Toys for Tots coordinator.

The official Toys for Tots campaign starts October 1st.

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