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Drop-off sites listed for Toys For Kids

Hundreds of families have applied for gifts for boys and girls through age 15 through the 34th annual Southern Crow Wing County Toys For Kids Program.

Hundreds of families have applied for gifts for boys and girls through age 15 through the 34th annual Southern Crow Wing County Toys For Kids Program.

Anyone wanting to volunteer to bag toys should go to the Brainerd National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this week through Dec. 16, except for weekends. Volunteer baggers are needed as well from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 17.

Toy and monetary gifts are still needed and are being taken through Dec. 17, the day of distribution. Look for one of the many drop boxes for toys or coins in the southern Crow Wing County area. Monetary gifts can also be mailed any time to Toys For Kids, P.O. Box No. 2811, Brainerd, MN, 56401. All monetary gifts are spent locally for gifts for the program.

Heartland Detachment, Toys For Kids is a nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax deductible.

The drop off locations are as follows:

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Excelsior Place, Diamond Willow, Mills Fleet Farm Baxter, Mills GMC, Mid-Minnesota FCU, Brainerd Savings & Loan, Mills Ford, Book World, S&R Insurance, Starbucks, Menards, Brainerd Lakes Area Board of Realtors, Crow Wing Power, Hilltop Trailer Sales, Crosby Eye Clinic, Frandsen Bank and Trust, Animal Care Center, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, SCR Northern, Hiwayan Club (Minnesota Department of Transportation, Widseth-Smith-Nolting, WJJY Radio, Norson Builders, In-Fisherman Communications, Edgewood Vista, Mills Honda, Dondelinger Chevrolet, RG Insurance, Westgate Mall Mall Office, Riddle's Jewelers, Marine Recruiting Office, Northland Arboretum, Walgreens, Neighborhood National Bank, Auto Value, Senior Center, Harting Shoe Repair, Brainerd Fire Department on Laurel Street, Crow Wing County Jail, Crow Wing County Law Enforcement Center, AFCME - Auditor's Office Crow Wing County Courthouse, Paradigm Performance, Recover Health, Salvation Army, Totally Kidz, Brainerd American Legion, Brainerd Savings & Loan, Bremer Bank, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Grand View Lodge, Nortech Systems, Clow Stamping Company, Ironton American Legion Club, Jacob's Realty and GuidePoint Pharmacy.

The Coin Drop container Locations are as follows: Little Caesar's Pizza, The Barn, Papa John's Pizza, Sawmill Inn, Northwinds Grille, Giovanni's Pizza, Brainerd VFW, BN Credit Union, The Barber Shop, Pine Square, Erickson's Greenhouse, Deerwood Bank, Oaklawn Tavern and Highway 18 Collision Center.

Northeast Brainerd locations are Northeast Liquor, SuperAmerica, Kentucky Fried Chicken, SuperAmerica in Merrifield, Valerie Ann's Diner and Pizza, Holiday Station, Triangle Oil and Caribou Coffee.

South Brainerd locations: SuperAmerica, Bobbie's Kitchen, Brainerd Savings & Loan, American Legion, Ace Hardware, Wayne's Barber.

West Brainerd locations: Mid Minnesota, Red Rock Radio, Burger King, Holsum Bakery, Country Kitchen, Papa Murphy's, Deerwood Bank-Baxter and stores in the mall include Dairy Queen, Joann Fabrics, Jenny's Hallmark, Rafferty's Pizza and Pizza Hut, Walgreens, Wendy's and Save Liquor.

Baxter locations are Baxter Liquor Mart, Super One Foods Liquor, KFC, Bonanza, SuperAmerica, Brainerd Savings & Loan, Westside Liquor, Emily's Books, Raceway Liquor; Crosby: Clark Station, Ironton American Legion, Papa John's Pizza, Mid-Minnesota, Dairy Queen; Deerwood: Coach's, SuperAmerica, Town Tavern and VFW in Garrison.

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