Teen gifts needed in Toys for Tots campaign

Thousands of area teens are in need of presents

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – During this season for giving, teenagers in need are often overlooked.

Most donated items brought to the 22News lobby for Toys for Tots are more suitable for teens’ younger brothers and sisters. Jennifer Kinfman of the United Way of Pioneer Valley told 22News that there are thousands of western Massachusetts teenagers in need who require age-appropriate gifts.

“Something like a movie card, a gift card, I-Tunes card, basketball, nail polish; something that you might not think of when you give to small children,” Kinfman said.

We urge you to consider the older children in need when you show your generosity and donate to the U.S. Marines and 22News Toys for Tots campaign.

You will have ample opportunity to visit our lobby through Monday, December 12.

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