The numbers are in for this year’s WBCB Toys For Tots Drive, and they show a promising trend.
Partners and sponsors with WBCB collected 730 toys, 16 books, and 202 stocking stuffers despite the ongoing pandemic.
This is a sizable increase from 2019, when the effort collected about 650 toys and 130 stocking stuffers.
Bucks Coordinator Staff Sergeant Kevin Miller says the county Toys for Tots effort was largely unaffected by the pandemic.
“We made changes within our warehouses to make sure everybody stays safe,” said Miller. He noted they disinfected all incoming toys. “Other than that it was business as usual.”
Miller added the number of toys collected this year was just as high as any other year. He also noted some agencies switched to gift cards in the pandemic, making it easier to fill a higher percentage of requests.
“We satisfied every request that came in, there just weren’t as many requests. We even reached out to the community looking for other agencies that needed help.”
WBCB would like to thank its Toys for Tots partners this year, including:
- Allegria at the Oaks,
- Kay’s Auto Repair,
- 225 Lincoln Properties,
- Fletcher’s Garage,
- Rob’s Automotive, and
- Always Best Care