Toys for Tots donations accepted on surge testing Sundays

LIHU‘E — The County of Kaua‘i and state Department of Health are teaming up with the Kaua‘i Marine Corps League to support safe, drive-up donations for this year’s Toys For Tots donation drive.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, drop-off locations used in previous years are not available this year. Instead, collection boxes will be located at the every-Sunday surge-testing events. People can drive up to the drop boxes in a distanced, outdoor environment while wearing masks.

The surge testing is free for all residents, and a toy donation is not required.

Drive-up toy drop-off will be available Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in Kapa‘a at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex, Dec. 13 at Hanapepe Stadium, and Dec. 20 in Lihu‘e at Vidinha Stadium.

“All toys dropped off at our local Toys For Tots campaign go to Kaua‘i’s keiki,” said Mayor Derek Kawakami. “Mahalo to all of the volunteers and donors working to make this holiday special for families in need.”

Kaua‘i’s toy drive is organized annually by the Kaua‘i Marine Corps League Detachment #938. The mission of the Toys For Tots program “is to collect new, unwrapped toys, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”

For more information on the county’s surge testing program and to register for a test, visit


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