As more families have less to spend at Christmas time, the Toys for Tots program needs our help more than ever before. That’s why Saint Mary’s University is participating in the Toys for Tots program for the fourth straight year. We will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from November 30 through December 19.
We are placing particular focus on the age categories that have received the fewest toys in past years: ages 0 to 2 and 15 to 17. As an educational institution, we also encourage donors to contribute toys that spur creativity and thought.
How to donate
Our official collection site is our Minneapolis campus, where donations should be placed in the designated box inside the main entrance. Donations will be collected weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
We are also collecting donations at any of the following Saint Mary’s locations during listed hours:
- Apple Valley Center
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Minnetonka Center
Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Oakdale Center
Monday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Rochester Center
Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
About Toys for Tots
In the 64 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 435 million toys to more than 202 million underprivileged children. In 2010 alone, the Marines distributed gifts to 72 million children in more than 700 communities nationwide.
Thank you for supporting the Toys for Tots program. For updates throughout the Toys for Tots drive, follow us on Twitter @SMUGradPrograms.