T.H.I.N.K. Mentor Academy is collaborating with Toys for Tots this year to collect toys, books, and other gifts for children ages  1-12 yrs. old in the Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties area during the Christmas season.  The mission is to provide happiness and hope and to help children become responsible citizens and caring members of the community.

T.H.I.N.K. and Toys for Tots will place collection boxes throughout the community.  The collection period is October 1-December 9, 2018.

The toy sign-up will be Monday, November 12th -Friday, November 16th from 11 am -5 pm and Saturday, November 17th from 9 am-1 pm at the G. W. Carver Community Center, 710 W. Percy Baker Jr. Ave.

The following documentation is needed: valid identification of parent/guardian with current mail or letter matching photo id and birth certificate or medical card containing child’s name and birthdate.

Information will be shared with all Toys for Tots Distribution Centers including but not limited to The Salvation Army.

The distribution will be held at G. W. Carver Community Center on December 22-23, 2018 from 12 noon-4 pm .  Several organizations from the community will be there with information for services for kids, adults, and seniors.

T.H.I.N.K. and Toys for Tots will host an eight (8) team basketball single elimination tournament to bring awareness to the collection campaign on December 9, 2018 from 8 am-5 pm.  Each player will be required to bring two (2) unwrapped toys to register. The cost per team is $50.  The basketball tournament will be held at George Washington Carver Community Center, 710 W. Percy Baker, Jr. Ave, Peoria, IL 61605.

If you have any questions or for more information, please feel free to contact Charles Miner, T.H.I.N.K. Mentor Academy Executive Director at 309-222-3192.