‘Tis the time of year that the local community is asked to help brighten the holidays for Kewaunee County families in need, by donating new and unwrapped toys.

The Toys for Tots Program is the mission of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and in Kewaunee County, it’s being carried out by Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski.

“This is a great program and it’s nice to see all of the smiles around the holidays,” Joski said. “Last year, we distributed about 1,500 toys to approximately 250 children, serving nearly 100 families in Kewaunee County.”

Toys will be collected at dozens of businesses across Kewaunee County from mid-November to Dec. 15. Distribution for those toys will take place noon-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kewaunee Grade School.

The families who wish to receive donations from the Toys for Tots Program, must bring photo ID for all adults in the household, proof of current address (i.e. most recent utility bill or rental lease) and proof of birth for all children ages 16 and under in the household (i.e. birth certificate, birth announcement, immunization record) to registration.

Registration dates are the first three Saturdays in November, Nov. 4 at the Kewaunee Public Library, 822 Juneau St., Kewaunee; Nov. 11 at the Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St., Algoma; and Nov. 18 at the Luxemburg Municipal Building, 206 Maple St. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon each day.