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Packers fans pitch in $26K, 1,683 gifts for Toys for Tots

7:19 AM, Dec. 3, 2012
Toys For Tots collection at Lambeau Field: Dec. 2,...
Toys For Tots collection at Lambeau Field: Dec. 2,...: About 30 uniformed Marines accepted donations to the Toys For Tots program outside Lambeau Field in Green Bay before the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
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Some Green Bay-area children will have a better Christmas this year, thanks to Shelly Cowans and thousands of other local football fans.

Cowans was one of the many people who made donations on Sunday to the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation before the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game at Lambeau Field. Their donations yielded a record $26,245, and 1,683 toys for the annual campaign, which provides holiday gifts to children in need throughout the community.

"Kids need presents at Christmas," said Cowans, an east side resident, as she placed a bag of toys inside a container at Oneida ...

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