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The 6th Annual Theisen’s Stuff the Truck

Stuff the Truck for Toys For Tots Event Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6, at Dubuque Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto

The 6th Annual Theisen's Stuff the Truck event to benefit Marine Corps Toys For Tots returns to Dubuque on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6. Radio Dubuque will supercast live at the Dubuque Theisen's on Dec. 5 while shoppers take advantage of their annual toy sale, 25%-40% off (or bring in a toy). Santa will be on hand from 10:30 to 1:30 and Dubuque Photography will be taking free pictures of kids with Santa in his sleigh inside the store from 11 AM to 1 PM. You'll even be able to take the photo home with you for free. Or buy an 8x10 if you want a big one! Cookies and cocoa complete a perfect trip to Theisen's (oh, and a bag of their famous free popcorn too)!

The Marines are scheduled to be there as well as will the Boy Scouts of Dubuque as Toys For Tots looks to match or beat the amazing $10,000+ in cash and toys they receive from the annual event. Stop by and say hi to Bryce and the Theisen's and Radio-Dubuque crew manning the truck outside the store (no matter the weather) all day long on Saturday. And come back Sunday when the Boy Scouts make sure your donation is appreciated too!

Every year since 1946, the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Programs has brought the hope and joy of the holiday season to millions of children and families across America, and Dubuque is once again proud to be a strong part of that effort.

After being recognized by Resources Unite the Tri-States adult volunteer of the year in 2014, Bryce Parks and his crew of volunteers drive the Marine Toys For Tots train full steam ahead into the 2015 holiday season. But it is up to you to make the effort a success once again. The goal is to fully support the needs of nearly 5,000 children in Dubuque County, IA, Clayton County, IA, Grant County, WI, and Jo Daviess County, IL. Keep an eye out in your favorite local retailers for official Toys For Tots donation bins.

Mark your calendar as well for the Teddy Bear Toss with Santa Claus at the Dubuque Fighting Saints game the night of the Stuff the Truck event, Dec. 5 at the Mystique Ice Arena. Bring a new teddy bear to throw onto the ice following the Saints' first goal! Game time is 7:05 vs. the Waterloo Blackhawks.

Information about the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Charity as well as online donations can be made at All donations stay local and cash donations are tax deductible. Locally, Toys For Tots serves children and families through the many agencies that serve those families year round including the Salvation Army, the Dept. of Human Services, Project Concert, Operation New View, Veterans Affairs, the Grand County Holiday Project and more, but does not serve families directly.

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