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Toys for Tots

Toy Drop Off and Application

Every child deserves a little Christmas. Help make Christmas a reality for children in our area by dropping off new, unused toys at any of our drop box locations between now and December 14. For more information on the Toys for Tots program, to donate online, or apply for toys go to the Bismarck/Mandan's Toys for Tots website

Drop Off Locations

Big Lots 

1026 E Bismarck Expy, Bismarck

Bill Barth

3205 Memorial Hwy, Mandan

Bismarck Motor Company 

1025 E Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck

Candlewood Suites

4400 Skyline Crossings, Bismarck

Dakota Community Bank

919 S 7th St #101, Bismarck 

Dakota Community Bank

1727 State St., Bismarck

Dakota Community Bank

66 Santee Rd, Lincoln

Dakota Community Bank, Lincoln

66 Santee Road, Lincoln

Dakota Community Bank, North

1727 State Street, Bismarck

Dakota Community Bank, South

919 South 7th. Street, Suite 101, Bismarck

Days Inn

1300 E Capitol Ave., Bismarck

Deeter Dental

7 45 West Interstate Ave., Bismarck

Discover Health Chiropractic

1136 W Divide Ave., Bismarck

Edward Jones 

521 E Main Ave., Ste 225, Bismarck

FedEx Minot

515 Airport Rd, Minot

Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex

1810 Schafer St., Bismarck

HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab

1051 E Interstate Ave., Bismarck

HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab

232 West Front Ave., Bismarck

Kupper Chevrolet

1500 2nd St NE, Mandan

Kupper Subaru

805 E Main Ave., Mandan

Menards

3300 State St.,  Bismarck

Old Navy

933 West Interstate Ave., Bismarck

Old Navy Minot 

2400 10th St SW, Minot

Prairie Sun Power Yoga

207 East Front St., Bismarck

Railway Credit Union

1006 E Main St., Mandan

Railway Credit Union

112 S 24th St., Bismarck

Tailwind Tattoo

809 W Interstate Ave., Bismarck

 

History

In 2003 Michelle Tait and Mindy Cook saw a need in the Bismarck area for a Christmas program that was focused specifically on children. They took it upon themselves to start a Toys for Tots in Bismarck/Mandan. The fist years we chaotic, setting up in the Days Inn breakfast room and taking down the same day, after several years the need grew and they moved into Gateway Mall. They held all campaign distributions every year until 2011 when they were offered a space in Mandan by Kupper Automotive. In 2011 Toys for Tots came under the umbrella of the Abused Adult Resource Center,  providing not only a well know agency but staff to ensure that the program continue to grow as it has for 9 years already. 2012 brought Toys for Tots back to Gateway Mall in the old Hansen's Menswear, occupying half of the over 2,000 square foot space.

Currently there are over 750 Toys for Tots campaigns around the county, mostly operating on Marine bases and reserve units. Occasionally, as in the case of the Bismarck campaign, a local community organization (LCO) will run a program in an area that does not have a base or reserve unit.  

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