PLATTSBURGH- WPTZ NewsChannel 5 has partnered once again with the Marine Corps League and The Salvation Army for its 10th annual Toys for Kids campaign. This year's campaign is sponsored by Citizen's Bank and Della Auto Group.
Through Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, the public is invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the station's locations in Plattsburgh and Colchester, Vt., during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Alternatively, toys may be placed in one of the several red toy collection barrels located at businesses and organizations across the region.
NewsChannel 5 chief meteorologist Tom Messner is again spokesperson for the campaign.
"This has been a really tough year for a lot of our friends and neighbors," said Messner, "and we're asking people to give extra generously to make sure every child has something to smile about on Christmas morning. It means so much to the kids and their parents."
Toys for Kids donation barrels are located in Plattsburgh at the following locations: Aaron's Sales and Leasing, 327 Cornelia St.; Applebee's, 80 Centre Drive; Champlain Centre, 60 Smithfield Blvd.; Champlain National Bank, 32 Cornelia St. and 500 State Route 3; Kinney Drugs, 288 Cornelia St., 52 Boynton Ave., 1588 Military Turnpike, and 112 New York Road; Della Honda, 702 State Route 3; Della Suzuki, 7 Della Dr.; Della Toyota, 4670 State Route 9; Maplefield's, 456 State Route 3; and Valcour Imaging, 16 Degrandpre Way.
In Champlain, donation barrels are located at Kinney Drugs, 866 U.S. Route 11, and Champlain National Bank, 636 U.S. Route 11.
Application information for people who need toy or gift assistance is available on-line at www.wptz.com.
For more information, call 561-5555, ext. 507.