By Ethan Nahté
The Polk County Arkansas Toys for Tots program and the Elks angel tree has made updates to their Facebook page, adding more locations to drop off toys or fulfill an angel tree request.
In 2022, the Mena Elks Lodge fulfilled the Christmas holiday dreams of 520 children in need throughout Polk County.
Clip applications or download and print here ElksHalfVToysForTots2023 Applications are for Polk County residents only and must be returned to the address provided on the application by Dec. 1.
Toy distribution will be 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 16. Families must bring the postcard that will be mailed out.
They are seeking new, unwrapped toys, books and stocking stuffers for ages 17 and younger.
They have distributed boxes or angel trees in stores, churches and businesses around Polk County, including at The Polk County Pulse/KENA/KQOR office.
Arvest Bank – Mena
Bealls – Mena
Chambers Bank – Mena
Calvary Baptist Church – Mena
Diamond Bank – Mena
Dollar General, Mena, Hatfield, Cove and Wickes
Family Dollar – Mena angel tree
First Presbyterian Church – Mena
First United Methodist Church – Mena
Freedom Pharmacy – Mena
The Mena Star – Mena
St. Agnes Catholic Church – Mena
Skyline Café – coinbox only
The Q on Main/Suzy Q’s – Mena
Union Bank – Mena, Hatfield and Wickes
Walmart – Mena angel tree
Washburn’s – Mena
You can also find updates on Facebook by searching for Polk County Toys for Tots.
The program is sponsored by the Marine Corps League and the Mena Elks Lodge.