Toys for Tots & Gifts for Teens
MASON & MANISTEE COUNTIES:
DISTRIBUTION OF TOYS AND GIFTS TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS SO THAT EVERY CHILD HAS A GIFT UNDER THEIR TREE FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING.
FiveCAP partners with Synergy Broadcasting Group, owner of a number of local radio stations, to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of local families in Mason and Manistee counties.
New unwrapped toy donations for boys and girls ages 0-18 may be dropped off at the FiveCAP offices in Scottville and Manistee (by appointment, call phone number below). Or look for decorated barrels (list of locations at bottom of this page) and canisters placed at local businesses and organizations starting the first week of November. Santa's elves pick up the barrels to organize the toys for Santa and shop for toys to make sure there are plenty of toys/gifts for parents to choose from during the two day distribution. Monetary donations are accepted year-round and are used to purchase toys and gifts closer to the distribution dates just before Christmas allowing us to ensure there are enough items for each age group.
Parents must apply in advance (beginning Nov. 1st). Parents will receive their date and time for picking out toys/gifts for their child(ren), a family game and stocking stuffers, with the assistance of a personal shopper. COVID protocols, social distancing and masks required. APPLICATIONS ARE BEING TAKEN OVER THE PHONE.
2020 Distribution Dates: Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17
Mason County - Holiday Inn Express, Graystone Event Center, Ludington
Manistee County - VFW Hall, Manistee
Any local businesses that would like to play host to our barrels, or make a donation, contact the FiveCAP office in Scottville at (231) 757-3785 or Manistee (231) 723-8327.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A CASH DONATION FOR US TO PURCHASE TOYS ON YOUR BEHALF, CLICK ON "CHARITABLE GIVING" FOR THE CASH CONTRIBUTION FORM OR CALL THE MASON OR MANISTEE COUNTY FIVECAP OFFICE.
AJ's Party Port
Fifth Third Bank
Great Lakes Ford
Jamesport Brewing Co.
Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant
Ludington Woods Living Center
Nordlund & Associates
Reimer Eye Center
Western Land Services
West Shore Educational Service District
West Shore Eye Care Center
Dr. Squires Chiropractic
Mason County Central Middle School
Mason County Eastern Schools
Mason-Lake Soil Conservation District
Happy Owl Bookshop
Manistee City Hall
Filer Credit Union
Goodies Juice and Java
WSCM Cardiac & Pul Unit
West Michigan Credit Union
Manistee Catholic Central
Honor State Bank