TOYS FOR TOTS is a US Marine Corps project which News 10 has been actively involved with since 1991. KWTX Meteorologist, Rusty Garrett, has served as Chairman of the annual drive from the beginning and passionately strives to encourage donations each Christmas season. His goal is to make sure every deserving family has gifts for their children.
Since the late 1940s, this amazing Marine Corps program has assisted families nationwide who are struggling financially.
The Salvation Army partners with the Marines and News 10 in offering registration in Central Texas in the weeks during the pre-holiday period. They are also instrumental in helping to collect and distribute toys.
Our drive kicks off this year immediately following Thanksgiving and will run thru December 9th. Viewers are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toy donations to the KWTX studios to be displayed throughout the television news studio and then delivered to the Marines for distribution to registered families. Additional drop-off locations can be found by clicking here.
Cash donations are also welcome, and checks can be made out to TOYS FOR TOTS and dropped off during business hours at our KWTX studios located at 6700 American Plaza in Waco.
For registration information or to become a toy drop off location, please click here.
KWTX will be at the following locations on the following dates to accept toy donations:
- Walmart – Friday, November 25th, at the Walmart at 600 Hewitt Drive in Hewitt from 4p-6:30p
- Walmart – Friday, December 2nd, at the Walmart at 3401 S. 31st Street in Temple from 4p-6:30p
Then, on Friday, December 9th:
- Brady Taylor at KWTX Studios, 6700 American Plaza in Waco, from 4p-8p
- KWTX Meteorologist at 1400 Lowes Blvd in Killeen in Killeen from 4p-8p
- KWTX Meteorologist at 3401 S. 31st Street in Temple from 4p-8p.
Residents from Waco and nearby communities can also drop off toys anytime during business hours Monday thru Friday at the KWTX Studios up until December 9th.