Toys for Tots

Give back this holiday season by participating in the Downtown East Lansing Toys for Tots Campaign, taking place November 15, 2018-December 12, 2018. Community members are encouraged to stop by participating downtown businesses during the campaign to donate new, unwrapped toys* in the Toys for Tots collection bins. 

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. 

Participating Businesses

  • Student Book Store, 421 E. Grand River Ave.
  • Community Resource Management Company, 251 W. Grand River Ave.
  • The State News, 435 E. Grand River Ave. (entrance in alley)
  • Splash of Color Tattoo & Piercing, 515 E. Grand River Ave., Ste. F 
  • Mackerel Sky Gallery, 211 M.A.C. Ave.
  • Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
  • Musselman Realty, 322 Abbot Road
  • Harper's Restaurant & Brewpub, 131 Albert Ave.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, 360 Albert Ave.
  • Campus Corner, 501 E. Grand River Ave.
  • Peanut Barrel, 521 E. Grand River Ave.
  • Sundance Jewelers, 330 Albert Ave.
  • MSU Student Housing Cooperative, 541 E. Grand River Ave. #4
  • Massage & Wellness, 541 E. Grand River Ave. #5
  • Woven Art, 325B Grove St.
As part of the campaign, toys are also being donated by The Landmark on Grand River, Newman Lofts, The Christman Company and the MSU Federal Credit Union. These groups will also be sponsoring a special activity during the 2018 Winter Glow event. The first 400 people that bring new, unwrapped toys to the East Lansing Marriott lobby (to donate to the toy drive) on the day of the event will receive a free photo with Santa! 

*Food items and toys that look like realistic weapons will not be accepted.