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Wexford toy shop serving as drop-off site for annual Toys for Tots program

Tony LaRussa
| Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

A locally owned toy store in Wexford is serving as a collection site for the annual Toys for Tots program that provides holiday gifts for needy children.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys are being accepted at Learning Express Toys of Wexford , which is located off Perry Highway in the Wexford Plaza near Whole Foods in Pine Township.

A drop-off box will be set up at the store through Dec. 18.

Customers who shop at the store can round up their purchase to the next dollar or donate $1, $5, $10 or more and the store will donate double that amount in items to Toys for Tots.

Store owner Julie Tsounos said it is important to give back to the community and families in the local area.

“This holiday season, many families in our community would not have any gifts if not for Toys for Tots,” she said. “Our business is about helping children make memories, and I am grateful to be able to help families in need to provide a happy holiday for their children in a difficult time.”

Toys for Tots was launched nationally 71 years ago by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to provides gifts to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368 or tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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