PLATTSBURGH - NewsChannel 5 has partnered once again with the Marine Corps League and the Salvation Army for its tenth annual "Toys for Kids" campaign. This year's campaign is sponsored by Citizen's Bank and Della Auto Group.
Now through Christmas Eve, viewers are invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the station's locations in Colchester and Plattsburgh during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Alternatively, toys may be placed in one of the many red toy collection barrels located at businesses and organizations all 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." A list of barrel locations for those who would like to donate toys can be found on the station's website, wptz.com. Application information for people who need toy/gift assistance is also available on the site.