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The Putnam County Optimist Club is preparing to conduct its annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive.

"The primary goal of the Toys For Tots campaign is to deliver, though a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them grow into responsible, productive citizens and community leaders".

Last year, toys were distributed to over 960 needy children in Putnam County through the Thrift Store's Christmas For The Needy program. Toys For Tots collection boxes will soon be appearing in local places of business. Only new, unused toys are wanted. Used toys will be discarded. Toys should not be wrapped. All toys and funds collected in Putnam County stay in our community.

Anyone interested in help Toys For Tots as a corporate sponsor or individual sponsor please make checks payable to Toys for Tots and send to PO Box 278, Ottawa OH 45875.

The 2012 Toys For Tots drive in Putnam County will end on Tuesday, December 11.

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