With the annual U.S. Marines Toys for Tots drive underway, there are more than 20 locations in Wilton where people can drop off donations of new, unwrapped toys.

Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 is once again a collection point for the Marines’ Toys for Tots drive. Donations of new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at fire headquarters at 236 Danbury Road, or Fire Station No. 2 at 707 Ridgefield Road.

“Over the past several years the Wilton Fire Department has received about 1,000 toys that have been turned over to the Marines and distributed to needy families,” said fire Capt. Brian Elliott, “so we hope to meet that number again.”

Many collection sites in Wilton have participated in the campaign before, but this year is a first for the James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86 at 112 Old Ridgefield Road.

“This is our first-year collection, with member Sean McNeill setting this up,” said Post 86 Adjutant Tom Moore.

“The post will be open 6:30 to 11 a.m. every day for the collection, or people can contact me at legionpost86@gmail.com or 203-918-3767 to set an appointment to drop any toys off — anytime, day or night.”

Although Post 86 members don’t have a goal when it comes to how many toys they collect, Moore said, “50 toys would be a great number for us.”

“We have already had some donations,” he said, “so we are on our way.”

Other Toys for Tots drop-off locations in town are:


  • Bankwell in Wilton, 47 Old Ridgefield Road.

  • Coldwell Banker, 77 Old Ridgefield Road.

  • CubeSmart Self Storage, 111 Danbury Road.

  • Devan Chevrolet Buick of Wilton, 190 Danbury Road.

  • Hoffman Landscapes, 647 Danbury Road.

  • Middlebrook School, 131 School Road.

  • Nielsen Company, 40 Danbury Road.

  • Pawradise Grooming Salon & Spa, 32 Cannon Road.

  • Pinocchio Pizza Wilton, 1 Center Street.

  • Ring’s End, 129 Danbury Road.

  • Riverbrook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Road.

  • Starbucks, 21 River Road.

  • The Toy Chest, 5 River Road.

  • Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group, 43 Danbury Road.

  • Toozy Patza Pizza, 991 Danbury Road.

  • TracyLocke, 131 Danbury Road.

  • Westy Self Storage, 65 Danbury Road.

  • Shell gas station, 210 Danbury Road.

  • Wilton Pizza, 202 Town Green.

  • Wilton Police Department, 240 Danbury Road.

  • Zion’s Hill Preschool, 470 Danbury Road.


Commonfund on Old Danbury Road is also collecting donations, but from employees only.

Toys for Tots donations will be collected through Friday, Dec. 15, “to allow time for sorting and distribution before Christmas,” said Matt McMahon, coordinator for Wilton’s Toys for Tots drive.

“The folks at Westy actually lend us a panel truck and a driver that day to pick up all of the boxes.”

Information: toysfortots.org.