U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys left by customers' mailboxes and in bins at local post offices today, Dec. 1, in support for Toys For Tots.
Also today, Belk Department Store will host a charity event and car show from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Surfside Belk Store to donate and collect toys.
Sea Tow then will host the annual Cape Coral Boat Parade Sunday, Dec. 16, and collect toys from the docks on the way.
Visit fort-myers-fl.toysfortots.org for drop-off locations .
The following are drop off locations in the Cape Coral and North Fort Myers areas. For more locations throughout Southwest Florida, you can go online to fort-myers-fl.toysfortots.org. Or you can send a check to Toys For Tots, P.O. Box 152033, Cape Coral FL 33915.
Besides the mailbox drop Saturday, you can drop off at these locations by Dec. 13 or at any Walgreens through Dec. 19. The local locations are:
* Cape Coral
Belk, BJ's, Breeze Newspapers, Caloosa Middle School, Cape Coral Charter School, Cape Coral Eye Center, Century 21, Champion Self Storage, Community Bank of Cape Coral, Community Self Storage, Compass Construction, Dellutri Law Group, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Florida Gulf Bank, Foster's Grille, Hey Baby Music, Hollywood Bicycle Shop, Kathryn's Salon & Day Spa, Menchie's, Merry Maids, Pizza Depot, Realmark Devel. Corp, Salon Santinas, Sea Tow, Sip & Send Wine & Gift, Stevie Tomato's, Team Aubuchon, Technical Service, Tech Venture Real Estate, Walgreen's Pharmacies, State Farm and Advance Auto Parts
* North Fort Myers
Big Lots, Cape Coral Eye Center, Heron's Glen, Merchant Lynx Service, Old Bridge Yacht Club, Pine Lakes, Pioneer Motor Home, RV Park NFM, Shell Factory/Rosie's Gourmet, Sonic, Tattoo Artistry, Uncle Bob's Storage, Walgreen's Pharmacies and State Farm
If you want to make a credit card donation, you can do so online, and all funds will go directly into Lee County Toys For Tots, Bowler said. "Or you can send a check to Toys For Tots, P.O. Box 152033, Cape Coral, FL 33915."