Holdrege Toys for Tots Gift Giving through December 18

The Holdrege Optimist Club is once again be conducting the annual Toys for Tots program for needy children from birth to age 16 who might otherwise not receive a gift at Christmas. 

Once gift requests are received, the Toys for Tots Committee make ornaments with the child’s request and place these ornament requests on trees located in Holdrege businesses. Patrons are asked to select a gift, purchase it and tape the ornament request on the gift and place it back under a tree. No names will be on the requests as each family is assigned a number in order to protect their anonymity.

This year we are asking that you DO NOT WRAP the gifts.  We are planning on having an afternoon of wrapping all gifts for the children on December 18th with everyone welcome to help. More information will be posted on our Facebook page and in the media on time and location. 

Donation envelopes will also be placed on the request trees. The Holdrege Optimist Club is a non-profit 501C3 that operates this program solely on donations. Last year with the help of the community, we were able to provide gifts to 50 Holdrege families consisting of 120 children.  Thanks to everyone’s generosity, these children had a much brighter Christmas.  

Request trees will be located at the following businesses:  Phelps Memorial Health Center, Family Medical Specialties, Orscheln’s, Bruning Bank, First State Bank, Viaero, FirsTier Bank, and 4th Avenue Coffee.

If you have any questions please contact Marge Melroy at 308-999-2161.  Your continued help and support is so appreciated!


Nov 21 2022 - Dec 18 2022