PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP/WPRI) -- The U.S. Marines who run the Toys for Tots program in Rhode Island say the need is great this holiday season with a combination of high unemployment and a slow economy limiting charitable giving.
The annual program gives thousands of toys to needy children.
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The group has collected toys at vacant space in the Pawtucket visitor center and plans to hold a news conference there on Tuesday.
It's reminding families who would like to receive toys that the deadline to register is Dec. 5.
Meanwhile, beginning November 26 through December 14, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Eyewitness News studios at 25 Catamore Blvd in East Providence, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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