2016 Toys for Tots

The Sparta Train Station welcomed Santa and US Marines as they arrived on the Toys for Tots “Operation Toy Train” December 3rd 2016! The train load of donated toys arrived on schedule while children had a chance to enjoy festive family activities, food trucks, train displays, as well as a ‘Hoops for Troops’ contest sponsored by the Sparta PAL! 

Children and their families eagerly lined up to get that special photo with Santa and his Elf. It was the inaugural year for the event at the Sparta Train Station. As the last stop for the train, which collects thousands of toys throughout the day, many volunteers helped load toys into trucks to distribute to kids this holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of our community the Sparta Station collected more than 600 toys! The event was such an overwhelming success it is already on the calendar for 2017! 

Sparta Train Station plans on hosting the Toys For Tots Operation Toy Train for many years to come. Feel free to visit www.toysfortotsnj.com as well as www.facebook.com/OperationToyTrain to get up to date information on this exciting U.S. Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” Event.

Special Thanks to All of Our Generous SPonsors...

United States Marine Corp, Santa!, Toys for Tots, NYS&W, Train Creative, Sparta Train Station, Sparta PAL, Henry O’Baker, Sparta Twp. Fire Department, Techflex Inc., PattyCakes, Lakeland Bank, SeptiCare, Lantek, Friar Mnt. Model Rail Road Museum, UPS, 102.3 WSUS, RubberFab, Bagful O’ Bagels, Sussex County Railroad Club, Military Transport Association, Reverand Brown Daisy Troop 6564, Sauced & Rubbed, & Taxi Cab Burger

Would your business like to help by sponsoring this event in the future?  Contact katelyn.leondi@traincreative.org to see how you can help.  This is a great cause and we would love to see you onboard.