During the holidays donation boxes for new, unwrapped toys are available at participating Mechanics Bank branches.

With the return of the winter holidays, Mechanics Bank will again be collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

The bank’s annual endeavor helps to ensure that less fortunate children can receive a gift.

New, unwrapped toys are being welcomed at local Mechanics Bank branches now through mid-December at the following locations:

3757 State St., Santa Barbara
5956 Calle Real, Goleta
3600 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
1571 Mission Drive, Solvang
61 W. Highway 246, Buellton
828 North H St., Lompoc
615 West Tefft St., Nipomo

Parents and legal guardians who want to request for a toy for a child should visit Toys for Tots’ request page. Application deadlines vary.