WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank opened its 16th annual Toys for Tots campaign this week.
From now through Dec. 7 the bank hopes to collect hundreds of holiday gifts and toys for children. About 8,000 toys have been received and distributed in the history of the campaign.
New, unwrapped gifts will be accepted at all seven Centreville Bank branches. Gifts may include sporting equipment such as bags and balls; board games; backpacks; books; radio control cars/trucks; handheld electronics; dolls; and action figures. Toys that look like realistic weapons will not be accepted.
“We encourage everyone to help brighten the lives of children with a special toy this holiday season,” said Harold Horvat, chairman, CEO and president of Centreville Bank, in a statement.
The collections will take place at the following Centreville Bank branches during regular business hours:
- 777 Tiogue Ave. in Coventry.
- 193 Comstock Parkway in Cranston.
- 495 Main St. in East Greenwich.
- 1115 Boston Neck Road in Narragansett.
- 234 West Main St. in North Kingstown.
- 834 Victory Highway in West Greenwich.
- 1218 Main St. in West Warwick.
The U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Foundation collects the new toys with the goal of bringing joy, fun and hope to less-fortunate Rhode Islanders.
Mary Lhowe is a PBN contributing writer.
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