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Toys For Tots registration begins Halloween weekend

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- During tough times in this economy, many families can't spend too much money on holiday presents.  That's why Toys For Tots tries to help parents so their children still have gifts to unwrap.
Saturday, October 29th  was the first day of registration at the DSHS -CSO  building on Edison Street  in Kennewick.  Parents need to bring ID and proof of income.  Registration will also be happening Sunday, October 30th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and on  11/05, 11/06, 11/19, 11/20.  The toys will be given out  December 10, 2011 at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds.

There is one change, the income requirements for 2011 have been raised a significant amount, so more families are eligible.  For example a 2 person household monthly income limit is $2,452 and yearly limit is $29,424.  For a ten person household it's a monthly limit of $7,546 and yearly limit of $90,552.