Toys for Tots program begins
Douglas County's Toys for Tots program kicks off the season with collections intended to go to needy children at Christmastime.
- Douglas County Bank is accepting toys and cash donations through Dec. 22. Locations are at the Eudora Branch, 1402 Church St. in the C & S Market; the Downtown Bank, Ninth and Kentucky streets; Malls Bank, 23rd and Louisiana streets; S. Iowa Bank, 31st and Iowa streets; Orchards Bank, Kasold Drive and Bob Billings Parkway; and the West Sixth Street Bank, Sixth Street and Folks Road.
- Dec. 9: Fourth annual Drive for 500 toy drive, 1 p.m.to 4 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, Kansas University's West Campus. There will be children's activities, a silent auction, free food, music and Santa. Children can see Marines and a military vehicle.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation, and enjoy an afternoon of family fun.