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Toys for Tots collection in full swing

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YAKIMA--While the Kettle Drive is just warming up, Toys for Tots is in full swing.

Bravo Company Marines were out at Peak Performance in Yakima Thursday, collecting toys for young kids and also giving some tots a tour of their tank!

Toys for tots will provide gifts to 3,000 families and 20,000 kids.

It's rewarding not just for people who receive, but also those giving.

"It's a great feeling when a kid brings off a toy and drops it off in the box, and you say hey, you get to come see a tank now.  It always puts a smile on their face."

Formella said, they're most in need of toys for kids ages eight through twelve.

To sign up to receive toys, contact the Salvation Army at 509-453-3139 between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday thru Thursday.

The deadline to make a request is December 18.