The Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are taking time out from their busy schedule to help raise toys for the annual Toys for Tots campaign that covers 17 of Atlanta's metropolitan counties.
From now until Dec. 18, you can drop off unwrapped toys at Cherokee County's fire station located at 150 Chattin Drive, in Canton., or a fire station nearest to your residence.
Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather has been volunteering for Toys for Tots since the 1970s, when he was enlisted in the Marines.
“I was an active duty Marine from 1977 – 1980 and assisted with Toys for Tots, so it is a very special program for me. We also have several former Marines who are now firefighters for CherokeeCounty. This is a wonderful way to help children who are in need during the holidays,” said Prather.
The Marines Toys for Tots is affiliated with the Atlanta Toys for Tots, and the for over 70 years, the two charities have been providing new toys, with the help of Atlanta residents, to less fortunate children.
For information about local fire station addresses and questions about how to donate, contact the Cherokee County Fire Headquarters at (678) 493-4000. You can find additional information on the official Atlanta Toys for Tots website.