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Peru Mall partners with Toys for Tots to help local children

PERU — This holiday season, Peru Mall/GK Development Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program to collect toys to ensure a happy holiday season for children in need.

During the season of goodwill, the mall will act as an official drop-off site for Toys for Tots, accepting new, unwrapped toys through Sunday, Dec. 23.

Donation boxes will be located in center court, near the Armed Forces Career Center and Bath & Body Works.

Volunteers with the U.S. Marine Corps will distribute the toys to local families in the Illinois Valley community in time for the holidays.

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday season. Area residents can make a holiday wish come true by donating a new, unwrapped toy.

Peru Mall supports the community through multiple programs during the year, including back-to-school giveaways, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and numerous IVCH health programs.

Peru Mall features an assortment of retail, service and dining establishments. The 460,678-square-foot mall, located at 3940 Route 251 in Peru, currently houses more than 35 retailers. Its key retailers include Marshalls, AMC Classic Theatre and Jo-Ann Fabrics.

For more information, call 815-223-7600.

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