The Steele County Toys for Tots campaign is underway. Volunteers are dropping off toy collection boxes at about 60 businesses this week. You will then be able to drop off new unwrapped toys in these boxes through December 13. Clicking on this link will take you to participating businesses with toy collections boxes. You can also learn more about the program.

Toys will be handed out to children up to age 15 between December 15-17. Parents or guardians must complete an application before November 16. Those who meet income guidelines will also qualify to receive a food card.

Applications are available at:

  • Blooming Prairie Public Library
  • Ellendale Food Shelf
  • Lerberg's Foods
  • Medford City Hall
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota
  • Steele County Churches
  • Owatonna Public Library
  • Owatonna Workforce Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Steele County Clothesline
  • Steele County Food Shelf
  • Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
  • Steele County Public Health