Toys For Tots


WZZM 13 and the United States Marine Corps Reserve believe that no child should go without this Holiday Season!

Toys for Tots ... A Community Service Project!

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve created Toys for Tots as a nationwide community service program in 1947.

  • Through the gift of a new toy, Toys for Tots provides happiness and hope to children who might otherwise be overlooked during the holiday season.
  • The toys and funds collected in West Michigan are used to purchase toys locally, and all toys are then distributed to needy children in our local community.
  • The national Toys for Tots program has over 300 cities participating, distributing over 10 million toys annually!

County Drop-Off Locations:
Allegan & Ottawa | Kent | Ionia | Montcalm | Muskegon | Newaygo | Oceana |

Click here to sign up for the School Spirt Challenge!

Toys For Tots Stories

Toys for Tots distribution day is Saturday

10:48 PM, Dec 20, 2013

Saturday, volunteers will help distribute donations to families who cannot afford gifts this Christmas.

Schools step up for Toys for Tots

1:08 PM, Dec 13, 2013

West Michigan schools stepped up and made the annual Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge a great success once again.

Photos: Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge

8:51 AM, Dec 13, 2013

21 schools took part in our Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge Finale Friday morning.

Fremont HS students make sleds for Toys for Tots

7:54 PM, Dec 11, 2013

Children in Newaygo County will be waking up to handmade sleds this Christmas thanks to the students elves and Toys for Tots volunteers at Fremont High School.

Toys for Tots - Art Van

7:54 AM, Dec 6, 2013

Art Van dropped off toys for Toys for Tots Thursday evening.  Watch the video for details.

WZZM 13 'noonies' donate to Toys for Tots

3:19 PM, Dec 4, 2013

More gifts will be under the Christmas tree for children in need, thanks to some loyal viewers of WZZM 13.

"Movember" helping MSP collect Toys for Tots

8:16 AM, Nov 27, 2013

"Movember," as Mens' Health Awareness Month is known, is ending Wednesday for Michigan State Police at the Rockford Post.

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Founders Bank provides much-needed warehouse space

2:59 PM, Nov 18, 2013

When the Toys for Tots call went out for help,
the folks at Founder's Bank & Trust were eager to answer! 

Marines kick off Toys For Tots campaign

12:10 PM, Nov 1, 2013

Local marines are kicking off their Toys For Tots campaign.

Toys for Tots recipient: 'It means a lot'

7:53 PM, Dec 22, 2012

.Thousands of children in need will have something under the Christmas tree this year, thanks to WZZM 13's generous viewers.

Toys For Tots reports increased demand

11:49 PM, Dec 18, 2012

The number of families requesting assistance this year is up 20 to 30%.

Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge - 12/14/12

8:54 AM, Dec 14, 2012

17 schools came to WZZM to drop off toys for Toys for Tots. If you took pictures, you can add them here.

Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge

8:54 AM, Dec 14, 2012

Students from around West Michigan are descending on the WZZM 13 studios Friday morning, to drop off toy donations for the Toys for Tots drive.

Toys for Tots donation doubles in store contest

8:22 AM, Dec 14, 2012

Two employees of Lake Michigan Credit Union were shopping for Toys for Tots Thursday, using $1,600 in customer and employee donations.

Toys for Tots School Spirit Challenge

3:56 PM, Nov 19, 2012

(WZZM) - It is that time of the year - we need schools to sign up for the School Spirit Challenge!

Toys for Tots: Donate to a child

8:03 PM, Nov 18, 2012

Mindy Pierman and her friend are shopping for one-thousand-gifts that will go to families who otherwise wouldn't have Christmas.

Time is now to register for Toys for Tots

12:26 PM, Oct 9, 2012

It is important to register as soon as you can.

Muskegon Toys For Tots needs new warehouse

10:47 PM, Feb 20, 2012

A Toys For Tots chapter on the lakeshore is looking for donated warehouse space to keep the program going. 

Wyoming city employees give back

1:41 PM, Dec 28, 2011

Employees gave to various charities including The United Way and Toys For Tots.

Realtor donates to Toys for Tots

6:47 PM, Dec 20, 2011

Hundreds of toys are headed to children in need this Christmas thanks to a Holland real estate company.

Family helped after Toys for Tots story

10:11 PM, Dec 19, 2011

Last month we introduced you to Colleen Clay, a mother, now using a food pantry and Toys for Tots for the first time.

WZZM team helps distribute Toys for Tots

8:53 PM, Dec 17, 2011

Saturday, hundreds of volunteers fanned out at three facilities to help distribute Toys for Tots. Struggling families that signed up for help this year stopped by to pick out gifts for their children.

Students' penny drive helps fellow classmates

12:06 AM, Dec 14, 2011

Teacher Diane Jelke says 80 percent of students at Godwin Heights Middle School qualify for Toys for Tots. To help, the seventh and eighth grade classes recently raised more than $800 through a penny drive.

'Casual Day' benefits Toys for Tots

1:04 PM, Dec 8, 2011

Workers at Farmers Insurance got to wear jeans to work Wednesday in exchange for bringing in a toy. Last year the company collected more than 500 toys and about $1,100 in cash for Toys for Tots.

WZZM sweeps pasta contest

12:54 PM, Dec 7, 2011

In a charity pasta eating contest Wednesday morning, WZZM swept the top 3 spots taking home the big prize for Toys for Tots.

Schools donate to "Toys for Tots"

8:48 AM, Dec 6, 2011

Belding Middle School always does well in the School Spirit Challenge, but the Edwards says it has become harder in recent years to get donations because of the economy.

Wyoming residents donate to Toys for Tots

11:01 PM, Dec 1, 2011

Wyoming residents are doing their part to make sure every child gets a gift this Christmas.

Family that gave, now in need of Toys for Tots

7:16 AM, Nov 30, 2011

A West Michigan woman is learning how to recieve after years of giving.

Ionia County Toy Drop-Off Locations

10:23 AM, Nov 23, 2011

Wyoming gives back to Toys for Tots

3:28 PM, Nov 22, 2011

Wyoming Gives Back is a fun, new holiday event provided by the City of Wyoming and several 28th Street Businesses to celebrate the holidays and raise toy donations for the Toys for Tots campaign.

School wants to double its goal for Toys for Tots

8:05 AM, Nov 22, 2011

At Bunker Middle school in Muskegon, the student council is organizing a way to raise a goal of 200 toys for Toys for Tots.

Family makes Toys for Tots their mission

1:33 PM, Nov 21, 2011

Meet the O'Connors...a West Michigan family that takes the annual Toys for Tots drive very seriously.

Toys for Tots needs your help

7:50 AM, Nov 21, 2011

As American's prepare to spend millions on Black Friday, other families will not have anything under the tree. Toys for Tots is trying to change that with your help.

How You Can Help