OPERATION TOY BOX full steam ahead

For the 28th year OPERATION TOY BOX is collecting toys for needy families in the Montgomery County area. OPERATION TOY BOX began with the help of Gloria and Dave Long working along with the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. In 2020 the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club took over the operation and is now in their second year of facilitating OPERATION TOY BOX.

OPERATION TOY BOX currently partners with the REINdear project of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau who furnishes the names of the eligible families for OPERATION TOY BOX.

Signs have been posted at collection sites in our area including Creek Jewelers, Christi Hubler Chevrolet, Etter Ford, York Automotive and numerous other locations. New, unwrapped toys for children ages infant to 15 years of age can be dropped off at any collection site.

Toys will be picked up by the Indiana National Guard on Friday December 17th, 2021 and distribution will be made on Monday December 20th, 2021. In 2021 OPERATION TOY BOX will serve almost 50 families and over 100 children.

The goal of OPERATION TOY BOX, as developed by Gloria and Dave Long is to provide that “one new toy under the tree” for area children this year.

The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club is all about kids and this program fits right in with our goals. No child should be left without a new toy for Christmas.