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MILWAUKEE — USO Wisconsin says the pandemic has impacted their annual toy collection for Operation Holiday.
Executive Director Josh Sova says the usual community partners that typically hold toy collection drives aren’t doing them this year, leaving USO Wisconsin with far fewer toys to give to children of Wisconsin’s active day military members.
“Typically, we get a lot of collections for care packages at our holiday event that’s coming up, but companies aren’t able to do collection drives and the community organizations aren’t able to do those collection drives,” Sova says.
He says the organization is utilizing the web to get more toys for kids who could use them. USO Wisconsin has created an Amazon Wish List where people can buy toys picked out by children of military members.
People can have Amazon ship the toys directly to USO. They can also drop the toys off at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center by Dec. 7.
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