Just One Simple Toy Can Make a World of Difference
Join Toys for Tots, the DiscoverNEPA Cycling Team and many proud Scranton businesses on their mission to deliver a little joy this holiday season.
This past Saturday, the DiscoverNEPA Cycling Team hosted their Toys for Tots Charity Ride in Downtown Scranton. The ride was split into two separate routes. Cyclists enjoyed both a 35-mile intermediate ride and an 18-mile “chill” ride. The cost of entry for participants was a donation of one, unwrapped toy. Following the ride, cyclists and guests enjoyed pizza and beer generously donated by Domino’s Pizza and Susquehanna Brewing Company.
Don’t worry. Even if you couldn’t make it to the event, you still have nearly two months to participate. The charity ride marked the kickoff of a city-wide, holiday season toy drive. The DiscoverNEPA Cycling Team has placed toy collection bins at various convenient locations throughout Downtown Scranton.
You can donate new, unwrapped toys at participating local businesses from now through Wednesday, December 4.
Toys for Tots Drop-Off Locations -- Downtown Scranton
Electric City Bakehouse
Lavish Body & Home
Northern Light Espresso Bar & Café
Burlap and Bourbon
Ale Mary's at The Bittenbender
Pink Pedal Boutique
RD Salon & Blow Dry Bar
The Color Bar Salon
Toys can also be donated at the following Scranton locations:
The Scranton Enterprise Center
201 Lackawanna Ave #2
Scranton, PA 18503
Electric City Tattoo
620 Spruce St.
Scranton, PA 18503
Toys for Tots -- A Strong Tradition of Local Service
Delivering Joy and Hope Every Holiday Season
The Marine Corps Reserve Wyoming, PA Toys for Tots Foundation provides Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This local chapter serves Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming counties. Last year alone, the Wyoming, PA chapter distributed 37,943 toys to over 14,000 children.
Contribute to this year’s campaign by donating a new, unwrapped toy at any official drop-off location. You can also send monetary donations, or volunteer to help collect and distribute toys. Toy collection sites and instructions for monetary donations and volunteers can be found on the Wyoming, PA Toys for Tots website.