The season of goodwill and helping others starts at Lakeview Square Mall. The shopping center is hosting the Battle Creek U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and the Potter’s House Church gift wrap station. Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday season. Area residents can make a holiday wish come true by donating a new, unwrapped toy.
Lakeview Square Mall is an official drop-off site for Toys for Tots, accepting new, unwrapped toys through Wednesday, Dec. 6. Donation boxes will be located near Santa’s holiday home in center court and the mall management office near Sears. Battle Creek area Marine Corp volunteers will distribute toys to local families in time for Christmas. Thumbs up for those who are all thumbs when gift wrapping. Volunteers for Potter’s House Church, stationed in center court near Rogers & Hollands Jewelers, will transform packages with wraps and ribbons for a good will donation. Gift wrap services will be available Saturday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 24 during holiday shopping hours for a good will offering. More information about holiday hours, Santa’s hours and events is available at www.lakeviewsquare.com or (269) 979-2225.