Everyone is so generous at this time of year and we all love to suport our favorite charities. However, please think about your timing. The charities need your assistance at the very beginning of December (first week) so they can have time to get the items into the hands of the recipients before Christmas.
In the casse of Toys for Tots, we cannot get into the warehouse until after Ogden's Christmas Parade. Then we need to set up our bins, bring in our toys from an off site storage area, and use our volunteers to sort all the toys by gender and age.
Finally, we start bagging up the family requests (3,000 family applications). This year we will be distributing the bags the week of Dec. 17 to Dec. 21. Thank you for your generosity -- please donate early to your charity.