Hook and Hunting: DNR Asking For “Toys for Tots” Donations

As the holidays begin, the DNR kicked off their annual “Stuff A Truck” toy collection effort.

The statewide donation event takes place throughout the next few weeks. In Northern Michigan, people can donate at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Traverse City and Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare and Gaylord. The goal of the event is to stuff as many toys as possible into the back of a DNR patrol truck.

The donated toys will then be gifted to children throughout Michigan to ensure they have more to open on Christmas. The DNR asks that all toys are new and unwrapped.

“Conservation officers, we live within our communities and we have a strong bond with those communities,” said Lt. Joe Molnar. “We have a desire to help try to make everyone’s life a bit better.”

  • DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit (toys will be collected curbside and donated to the Detroit Police Department’s Sergeant Santa program).
    • Friday, Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Jay’s Sporting Goods, 8800 S. Clare Ave., Clare (toys will be donated to the Clare Toys for Tots).
    • Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-4 p.m.
  • Jay’s Sporting Goods, 1151 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord (toys will be donated to the Gaylord Toys for Tots).
    • Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-4 p.m.
  • Cabela’s, 45959 Towne Center Blvd., Chesterfield (toys will be donated to Southeast Michigan Toys for Tots).
    • Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cabela’s, 110 Cabela Blvd. East, Dundee (toys will be donated to Southeast Michigan Toys for Tots).
    • Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3500 Marketplace Circle Drive, Traverse City (toys will be donated to the Traverse City Toys for Tots).
    • Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cabela’s, 5202 Bay Road, Saginaw (toys will be donated to the Saginaw Toys for Tots).
    • Saturday, Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m.
  • Walmart, 1879 East Sherman Blvd., Muskegon (toys will be donated to the local Salvation Army).
    • Saturday, Dec. 11, noon-5 p.m.
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