Collecting toys for needy kids

By Anna Carrera

Published 12/09 2013 06:06PM

Updated 12/10 2013 05:49PM

DANVILLE -- People around Central Illinois are helping kids get Christmas presents this year. Boxes full of toys have already been collected for Toys for Tots in Vermilion County.

The gifts will get handed out to parents in 730 families around eastern Illinois and parts of Indiana. That will help about 1,800 kids have a better holiday season. Organizers collect toys year-round, but they ramp up their efforts in the fall. They plan to hand out the toys next week.

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