Toys For Tots gearing up for big 2017 Christmas Season


It’s that time of year. Toys For Tots is getting ready for their annual Toy Drive for children. Sergeant Cody Dohse, from the United States Marine Corps Reserves, joined Midday’s Nicea Degering, with how you can help.

United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program celebrates 70 years in 2017! The Utah Toys for Tots program has been in place for 39 years…..ABC 4 Utah has been the official television sponsor for more than 20 years.

Papa Murphy’s is this year’s official toy collection location for Toys for Tots throughout the entire state of Utah, including Elko, Rock Springs and Evanston. You will see an official Toys for Tots donation box at each of these participating stores. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 0 to 14 at participating Papa Murphy’s stores and receive a discount card worth over $30 to use at Papa Murphy’s. 

If you have or know a child in need of a toy this Christmas, register him/her on the website listed below. Also use family, friends, library or school counselors as a resource. To pick up a toy for your child in need, be sure to have the parent or guardian identification. The parent or guardian will also need the child’s birth certificate. 

Registration is open from September 15, to December 4, 2017. Toy sorting begins December 11-13. Toys will then be distributed December 14-17.

For more information and to register, visit

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