Pennington County Toys for Tots getting ready for another year to serve the community

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Quality time for a great cause.

Volunteers are packing gifts in Rapid City for Pennington County’s Marine Toys for Tots campaign.

Registration to receive the toys began in October and closed last Sunday.

Last year, the campaign distributed nearly 4,800 toys for kids in need while serving more than 2,200 children.

The impact of the pandemic has led to more registrations this year.

“It’s been really good, ya know, because we’re able to just help the people in need, ya know? We would hate for this not to be available to those families who really need it,” said Toys for Tots Coordinator, MaryAnne Whittle.

The drive-thru toys distribution begins this Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Central States Fairgrounds at Soule Building.

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