Toys for Tots registration closes October 26

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Toys for Tots wants to get presents to as many kids as possible this Christmas but in order to do that they need families to register.

The deadline for families to fill out an application is 3 p.m. on October 26.

The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program tries to help make sure all children have something to unwrap on Christmas morning. Families who will need assistance must apply first, so the Marines know how many gifts are needed.

"I think we all know that sometimes we have hard times and this is for their children because we need to help them out as well and not every family is fortunate enough to have a Christmas and that's what we are here for," says Sgt. Natalie Santos, Toys for Tots Coordinator.

Toys for Tots also needs donations. They accept any new and unwrapped toys. These toys will go to children up to 15-years-old.

"We need to get our numbers, and we need to get people to come to donate toys. We need to know specifically how many toys we need for these kids that need them for this year's Christmas. So the sooner the better, that's the reason the deadline is what it is," says Santos.

This year registration will be held at the Toys for Tots warehouse at 140 Sparkman Drive Northwest in Huntsville.

Those registering need to bring a valid driver's license, proof of income, proof of residency, social security cards, and birth certificates.

Parents and families can register on October 23 through October 26.

This registration location is for Madison, Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, and Winston counties.

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