Thanks to the generosity year after year of the Loudon County residents, churches, businesses and industries, the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office is once again able to offer the Toys for Tots program. We are beginning our 32nd year of providing toys to the needy children of Loudon County, and thanks to generous contributions of time, money and gifts, we are able to make Christmas a more joyful time for more and more children. In 2015, approximately 500 children were helped by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Department Toys for Tots program through their partners. Even with the difficult economic times we are experiencing, we hope that the people of Loudon County will be there once again to help.
Beginning Tuesday, September 6, the 2016 applications will be available at the Loudon County Sheriffs Office. Applications will be accepted for children from Age 1 through 8th grade that are enrolled in the Loudon County or Lenoir City School systems. Homeschooled students that reside within the county are also accepted with proof of their homeschooling.
ALL applications must be returned to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Department by 4 PM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016. It is requested that everyone please submit their application as soon as possible. Applications must also include a copy of the parent or guardian’s current income information. A current Tennessee Driver’s License or State Issued ID is required from the parent, and a copy of the child’s social security card is also required.
Names will be available beginning in mid-October through business and churches. If you are considering helping a child this Christmas, please be assured that applicants are thoroughly checked to make sure they require this assistance. Names are also compared with the school systems to make sure no one is receiving duplicate assistance. If your business or church would be willing to take names please call Debbie Hines, Toys for Tots Coordinator at 986-4823.