The push to collect toys this Christmas season for the less fortunate children in our area is underway.  Once again, the Marine Corps Reserve is leading the way with the Toys for Tots drive.   

Toys for Tots is a national program that has been around since 1947 and has provided millions of toys and gifts to children across the U.S.

Donations that are made stay within the local community.  In 2016, Toys for Tots provided around 21,000 items for nearly 3,000 underprivileged kids in Angelina and Trinity counties.  This year, Brian Crews, director of the local chapter, is hoping for a huge response, especially since one of the major avenues of fundraising was cut off this year due to Hurricane Harvey.  The 3rd annual Toys for Tots Air Show was cancelled thanks to the storm.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys are welcome at the numerous drop off locations throughout the area.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  A kick off event will be held Tuesday, November 7th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Brookshire Brothers in the Gaslight Plaza in Lufkin.

For more details concerning donations or children/families in need, please contact Brian Crews at (936) 366-3013

Toy donation locations in Angelina County:

  • KICKS 105
  • Brookshire Brothers and Brookshire Brothers Express Stores
  • Texas State Optical (TSO)
  • Alvey Chiropractic
  • Premier KIA
  • Regions Bank, all branches
  • Lufkin ISD  Administration Office
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Woodland Heights Hospital
  • Loving Toyota, Honda, Nissan
  • Southern Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
  • Tractor Supply
  • Americas Car Mart
  • Southland Federal Credit Union
  • East Texas Power Sports
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Lyons LP Gas
  • Angelina County Real Estate Offices
  • Community Title
  • Angelina Title
  • S&G Title
  • Sassy Red's
  • Commercial Bank of Texas, all branches
  • Regions Bank, all branches
  • GENCO Credit Union
  • Massingills Meat Market
  • Charanza Law Firm
  • Al Meyer Ford
  • Huntington State Bank Branches
  • JM Chevrolet
  • Ross Motor Sports
  • Wright Buick
  • Angelina Savings Bank
  • Lufkin Federal Credit Union
  • St. Pauls United Methodist Church
  • Chili's Lufkin
  • Huntington State Bank, all branches
  • Standpipe Coffe House
  • Restoration Wine Bar
  • Sound Techs
  • Hammer Equipment
  • Lufkin Federal Credit Union
  • Alvey Chiropractic
  • Burkes Outlet
  • Angelina County Teachers Credit Union
  • Austin Bank
  • Angelina Animal Hospital

Toy donation locations in Trinity County

  • Brookshire Brothers - Trinity
  • B&B in Groveton
  • Josserand Independent Baptist Church, Groveton
  • McClains Hardware, Groveton
  • Dollar General Groveton
  • Trinity Pines Baptist Church
  • First National Bank, Trinity
  • Joseph's
  • Firehouse Pizza
  • Grand Central
  • Wilkison
  • VFW Post
  • Trinity Jr. High School
  • Trinity High School
  • Los Panchitos
  • El Rancho Veijo
  • Trinity Cafe
  • Lansberry
  • Trinity County Tax Office