Local dealership collects for ‘Toys for Tots’

WEST JEFFERSON —Since 1948 the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts for less fortunate children in the communities in which they are collected. Part of the goal is to give children not only toys, but hope as well.

West Jefferson Chevrolet Buick GMC in support of that cause has become Ashe County’s only contribution center for Toys for Tots.

Through December 23, 2015 West Jefferson Chevrolet Buick GMC will be collecting new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program and they ask that you come by and make a contribution. Brian Minton,General Manager of West Jefferson Chevrolet Buick GMC, asked the community to get behind the Toys for Tots cause and commented, “we are proud to be associated with such a prestigious philanthropic organization with such a long history of service to children. The toys are just a tool. The hope that they bring is what makes Toys for Tots such a worthy cause.”

New unwrapped toys may be dropped off at West Jefferson Chevrolet Buick GMC Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. West Jefferson Buick GMC is located between Wal-Mart and Lowes Hardware on Mount Jefferson Road in West Jefferson.

If you would like to request a toy from the Toys for Tots program, contact Becky or Chris Fowler at 828-434-0484 or email [email protected]

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