The Mount Vernon Fire Department is representing the Marine Corps Toys For Tots to provide Knox County needy families with toys for their children this Christmas season. They are are asking for the Knox County community to support this wonderful charity. Anyone wishing to help them, may drop off or send monetary donations to the Mount Vernon Fire Department and or new, unwrapped toys at the following fire departments:

Mount Vernon Fire Department at 200 West Gambier Street

Central Ohio Joint Fire District at 5138 Columbus Road Centerburg

Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District at 7 West Walnut Street Danville

Bladensburg Fire Department at 3790 Market Street

College Township Fire Department at 102 East Brooklyn Street Gambier

Please visit, for more Toys for Tots information, an up-to-date list of donation locations or if your business would like to help collect toys. All monetary and toy contributions will remain in Knox County and handed out by the fire department. Donations will be accepted through December 22nd.

Toys for Tots never solicits. The organization relies on the generous support of the general public and business donors. Only give donations to a uniformed firefighter (at a firehouse) or to the photo identified coordinator. Local business toy drives are also great places to donate to and they have legitimate Toys for Tots donation boxes.

If you are a low-income family in need of toys, please visit the website above and fill out the requesting toys application. Call the Mount Vernon Fire Department at 740:393-9515 between the hours of 8-4 Monday-Friday if you have any questions.


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