Toys for Tots | Leelanau County Campaign

Leelanau County Toys for Tots falls under the purview of NW Michigan Toys for Tots based in Traverse City which in turn falls under the purview of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

NW Michigan Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys for needy children throughout northwest lower Michigan including Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Those toys are turned over to resource agencies in each county, such as Salvation Army, Father Fred and many others, to be distributed to pre-qualified families.

All of the toys collected in Leelanau County through Dec. 15 will be given to Leelanau County children. Toys donated from Dec. 16-19 will be given to the NW Michigan Toys for Tots organization for distribution to other area counties in need of additional toys.

In 2013 Residents of Leelanau County donated 2,098 toys!

NW Michigan Toys for Tots fills our gaps as far as toys needed for specific age groups, and also gives funds to the Leelanau County Toys for Tots coordinators so that they can shop for toys.  In addition, the Antrim County based Bikes for Tykes program supplied a number of new bicycles to the Leelanau County effort in 2013.

Toys for Tots does not accept used toys, homemade toys, clothing, school supplies or food.

The effort to give Christmas to area children will only succeed if our community works together.  Leelanau County is blessed with individuals and businesses who care about our community and care about those who are less fortunate than themselves. We are counting on Leelanau County to once again provide Christmas gifts to needy children in our county.

We are most grateful that the Suttons Bay Schools Holiday concert will, hopefully, boost toy donations again this year.  The concert will be held at Suttons Bay High School Auditorium on December 4th at 6:30PM. They ask that a new, unwrapped, toy be donated at the school, either on the night of the concert or during school hours. A toy donation box will be available at Suttons Bay School from November 10 to December 19.

Any questions about the Leelanau County Toys for Tots effort may be directed to Charlie or Karen Fredrickson at 231-271-3620.

New, unwrapped toys may be donated at these locations:

Hansen Foods 91 W. 4th St.Suttons Bay
Suttons Bay Dental Center 1299 S. West Bay Shore DriveSuttons Bay
Edward Jones 720 N. St. JosephSuttons Bay
Radio Shack 325 St. JosephSuttons Bay
Prime Time Pub 102 St. JosephSuttons Bay
5/3 Bank 120 N. St. JosephSuttons Bay
Tendercare Health Center of Leelanau  124 W. 4th StreetSuttons Bay
HomeTown Pharmacy 321 B N St JosephSuttons Bay
Subway 99 4th St. Suttons Bay
Princess and The Pirate and Fido Too 217 St. JosephSuttons Bay
Knot Just A Bar 5017 N. West Bay Shore Dr.Omena
Huntington National Bank 122 E. NagonabaNorthport
Tom’s Market 105 E. NagonabaNorthport
Leland Township Library 203 E. CedarLeland
Huntington National Bank 111 N. MainLeland
Bunek’s True Value Hardware 422 Main St.Lake Leelanau
East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union 209 St. Mary’sLake Leelanau

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Leelanau Family Chiropractic 208 W. MainLake Leelanau
Buntings Cedar Market 9054 Kasson St.Cedar
MC Short Stop 8634 S. Maple City RoadMaple City
Maple Valley Nursing Home 1086 W. Burdickville Rd.Maple City
Cherry Republic 6026 S. LakeGlen Arbor
Anderson’s Market 6545 Western Ave.Glen Arbor
Bear Paw Pizza and Market 6444 Western Ave.Glen Arbor
Boonedocks 5858 S. Manitou Trail

Glen Arbor

Huntington National Bank  10210 W. FrontEmpire
Taghon’s Garage 12777 S. Benzonia TrailEmpire
TV 7&4 8513 M-72 WestTraverse City
Tom’s Market 13940 S. West Bay Shore DriveTraverse City
WLDR Sunny Country 13999 S. West Bay Shore DriveTraverse City
Great Lakes Children’s Museum 13240 S. West Bay Shore DriveTraverse City
Elmwood Township Office 10090 E. Lincoln RoadTraverse City
Suttons BayHigh School 310 S. Elm St.Suttons Bay