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The McClung Museum has teamed up with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as a toy drop-off site this holiday season.

November 1–30, university and local community members are encouraged to help a child in need by donating a new unwrapped gift for a child up to 14 years of age, or purchasing a new toy from the museum store for donation.

As of 2016, the Toys for Tots Program and Foundation have collected and distributed more than 512 million toys.

“We are so pleased to serve as the campus’s only Toys for Tots drop-off site for the second year in a row, making it easier than ever for the UT community to donate this holiday season to local children in need,” said McClung Museum Store Manager Lecy Campbell. All Toys for Tots donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Museum Store.

The store also will have appropriate gifts for purchase for Toys for Tots, including games, stuffed animals, stocking stuffers, kids’ books, coloring books and pencils, jewelry, and more. See the Toys for Tots FAQ for more information.

Donations will be accepted in the Museum Store during museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. 

The museum is at 1327 Circle Park Drive on UT’s campus. Parking passes are not needed on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit the museum website.


Lecy Campbell, Store Manager (865-974-6750,

Stacy Palado (865-974-2143,