The Marine-backed charity Toys for Tots is going to receive the benefits from an open house being held Saturday afternoon in Wood River. From 2-4pm, the Pitchford Funeral Home will accept new, unwrapped toys. Last year, they filled 18 boxes of toys for local children, and have set a gaol of 25 for this year.

Local organizer Glenn Heimer says he and his wife got started with the group 8 years ago, and it's grown ever since.

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All toys and money collected through local events will stay in the St. Louis Area.  Toys for Tots was started in 1947.