Toys for Tots with the assistance of the Marines will be collecting toys and money through the holiday season. All donations made to Douglas County Toys for Tots remain in Douglas County and are used to provide toys for the children in the community. Events include:
- Dec. 4: Toys for Tots Stuff The Truck, donations of new, unwrapped toys and money accepted, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St., 766-3023.
- l Toys for Tots Benefit Silent Auction, with many KU gifts, including coach- and team-autographed basketballs and football, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lawrence Athletic Club, 3201 Mesa Way, 331-9359.
- l Toys for Tots Charity Dart Tournament, noon signup, 1 p.m. start time, Rick’s Place, 846 Ill., $10 or new, unwrapped toy entry fee, 979-0951.
- Dec. 5: Toys for Tots Stuff The Truck, donations of new, unwrapped toys and money accepted, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, 766-3023.
- Dec. 11: Noise for Toys benefit concert for Douglas County Toys for Tots, bands will include The Noise FM, Cowboy Indian Bear, Hawley Stoffner, The ABCs and Quiet Corral, doors open 8 p.m., costume contest, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., bring new, unwrapped toy for entry discount.
- Dec. 18: Toys for Tots collection at the KU vs. USC men’s basketball game, 11 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, KU campus.