Veterans Funeral Care, a division of Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory, 701 12th St., Moline, is participating in “Operation Toy Soldier,” a toy drive for the children of local active and non-active military members.
This is a cooperative program with the Family Advocacy program at the Rock Island Arsenal. New, unwrapped toys can be donated at the following locations through Dec. 16:
• Veterans Funeral Care, Trimble Pointe, 701 12th St. Moline
• WaterMark Corners, 1500 River Drive, Moline
As a token of appreciation, WaterMark is providing a $5 gift certificate for each toy donated up to four certificates per family. Those who purchase toys for Operation Toy Solider at WaterMark Corners will receive a 25 percent discount.
First sergeants from the Army, Marine, and Navy units annually identify local military family recipients of the locally collected toys as those who are having a difficult time making financial ends meet, may be under emotional duress, or scheduled for deployment.
Operation Toy Soldier is a national initiative sponsored by Veterans Funeral Care with funeral homes across the country sponsoring community toy drives. For more information, visit www.operationtoysoldier.com.