Helix Water District is once again proudly participating in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, collecting donated toys through 10 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018.
Each holiday season, the Marine Corps partners with local non-profits and businesses which serve as toy drop sites and then distributes collected toys to less fortunate children throughout our community.
Helix is providing two convenient drop-off locations in East County for new, unwrapped toys for our customers, employees and the community. Thank you, in advance, to all of those who donate.
Q: Should I gift wrap my donated toy?
Toys must be new and unwrapped.
Q: Is there a list of toys available to guide me with my donation?
Toys for Tots does not publish a list of appropriate toys to donate. If such a list were created, most would follow it, resulting in a limited selection of items to distribute in each community. We would rather our donors consider what might be an appropriate gift for their own child/relative, purchase the item and donate to Toys for Tots.
Q: Pre-teen/teens are groups for which shopping is especially difficult. Do you have any ideas?
The foundation does purchase supplemental toys/gifts for our campaign sites and focuses on these age groups. In the past, items purchased for these groups have included, but are not limited to: sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Q: Are there toys or gifts that are not accepted?
Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food.