“They will need to bring their identification to prove that they live in Anderson County and a Medicaid card, if they have one,” Malone said. “If you don't receive government assistance, do not let that keep you from coming to ask for assistance. We will help as many children as we can.”
The Dec. 14 sign-up day will be the final day for parents to sign up for the toy drive. On Saturday, Dec. 21, parents will pick up their toys.
Toys for Tots boxes to drop off new, unwrapped toys (through Monday, Dec. 16) are set up at the following businesses:
• Cornerstone Worship Center, 1100 Salt Works Rd.
• Freedom Vape, 321 Spring St. (Kroger shopping center)
• Goolsby Insurance Agency LLC, Allstate Insurance Company, 716 N. Church St.
• AAA Mini Storage, 500 Court Dr.
• James F. Ray Used Cars, 103 E. Palestine Ave.
• Mail & More, 210 W. Oak St.
• Country Rub Board, 625 W. Oak St.
• Walmart Supercenter, 2223 S. Loop 256
• Bird Egg Cafe, 1605 W. Palestine Ave.
• Denny's of Palestine, 2350 W. Oak St. Suite 100
• Dollar General in Westwood, 4019 W. Oak St.
• Hometown Pharmacy, 101 Medical Dr.
• Security Storage, 2003 Crockett Rd.
• Candy Cane Corner Child Care Center 4013 W. Oak St.
• Jamie's Therapeutic Touch Day Spa, 1730 Crockett Rd.
• Just Deb's Resale, 214 U.S. 287 South in Elkhart
• Tractor Supply, 2200 S. Loop 256
• Davis Furniture, 1922 Crockett Rd.
• Champion Dodge Chrysler Jeep, 2321 Texas 155 South
“What I have done this year is just getting it off the ground, putting out boxes at several different businesses and trying to get the word out. Every week I go by and empty the boxes,” Malone said. “I have a few more boxes to put out.
Malone hopes to work with other toy drives to make all children happy in Anderson County.
“If we can work together, all of these kids can have a wonderful Christmas,” Malone said. “I know there are a lot of other toy drives. We are not here just for our own benefit, but to benefit other toy drives. If we have toys left over, we will give help where help is needed. ”