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Sheriff teams up with local Marine Corps League in support of ‘Toys for Tots’

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

Toys for Toys LOGOSheriff John Cottle firmly believes every disadvantaged child in Lincoln County is deserving of a little Christmas cheer. This year, Sheriff Cottle teamed up with the Lincoln County Marine Corps League, Detachment 1405, to help identify those children and assist in this monumental effort.

The Sheriff’s Office committed to not only identifying disadvantaged children but also be a collection point for toys and collect, sort and distribute thousands of toys throughout the county. This year’s goal is to provide each identified child two toys, a stocking stuffer and a book.

The Sheriff’s Office lobby will serve as a collection center for new unwrapped donated toys or books. New toys can be dropped off anytime. Citizens can also donate money to the cause by visiting the Toys for Tots website. All monetary donations stay in Lincoln County and 97.4 cents for every dollar donated goes toward toys.

The Sheriff’s Office cannot do it alone and is asking for the community for help to identify disadvantaged children in Lincoln County who will benefit from Toys for Tots. If citizens know of a child in need, Sheriff Cottle is asking them to go their Facebook page at and send them a direct message with the following information: name of child, address, age, gender.

If citizens do not have the internet they can call 636-528-8546 and the Sheriff’s Office will take the information over the phone.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Marine Corps League, Detachment 1405, are determined to make this year’s campaign a model for success and are asking for donations.