CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon has wholeheartedly accepted a friendly challenge from Mount Clemens mayor Laura Kropp to see which municipality can collect the most toys for the Marine Toys for Tots program.
Each year, Toys for Tots distributes Christmas gifts to less-fortunate children. The program was founded in 1947 and is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. In 2020, the toy collection for the program is far below numbers from last year. Since its inception, Toys for Tots has distributed 584 million toys in support of 265 million children.
“The challenge to help bolster Toys for Tots donations is a great idea,” said Cannon. “I’m pleased to report that our bin at Fire Station 4 is almost full, a testament of the generosity of Clinton Township residents.”
The Clinton Township-Mount Clemens Toys for Tots challenge will accept donations until December 19. Dropbox locations include the Clinton Township Police Department, located at 37985 S. Groesbeck Hwy., and the Clinton Township Fire Department, Station 4, at 42601 Romeo Plank Rd.
In addition, Township residents will soon have an opportunity to help feed Macomb County residents in need by donating to the Macomb Food Program.
“Despite the pandemic, we have a great response to our drive-through events at the Civic Center,” said Cannon. “Beginning the week of December 14, we’ll have a drop-off spot ready to accept food donations.”
Cannon said more details of the food drive would be forthcoming next week. For more information, contact the Supervisor’s office at 586-723-8093.
Photo CTFD, from left: Firefighter Ryan McCuen, Firefighter Rob Kokko, Chief Tim Duncan, Firefighter Adam Simon
Photo CTPD, from left: Chief Fred Posavetz, Officer Dave Holdwick