Toys for Tots accepting applications through Dec. 4

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Ohio’s oil and gas industry is partnering with Toys for Tots in seven counties in eastern Ohio to collect toys for distribution to those in need in early December.

The Toys for Tots program, with roots dating back to 1947, has helped countless families over the years. This year, as in past, the local oil and gas industry has joined in to help.  

Those who wish to sign up need to register online at, click on the “Request a Toy” section at the top and follow the prompts. Forms must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 4 to be included in the program. For any other questions please contact Deb Oberlin at [email protected] or 330-418-2330. Please visit the Ohio Toys for Tots Facebook page if you have submitted a toy request but have not been contacted to confirm your pick up day, time and location. 

“While Christmas is the best day of the year for some of us, unfortunately for far too many it is not, and it reminds them that perhaps they don’t have anyone to spend the day with or find it hard to deliver on a promise to their children for that special toy,” said Mike Chadsey, deputy doordinator for Toys for Tots and spokesman for the Ohio Oil & Gas Association.  “That is what makes this effort so special for those of us who work in this great industry, because we believe to whom much is given, much is expected. Not only is this our pleasure, but we believe it’s also our responsibility.”  

“I have enjoyed partnering with Ohio’s oil and gas industry these last seven years because these companies and their people have giving hearts and have been an equal partner with the Foundation and we could not do what we do without them,” said Toys for Tots Coordinator Deb Oberlin.

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