Toys for local children in need

The town of Dedham and Toys for Tots will hold the 15th annual gift drive for local families Sunday at the Dedham American Legion, 155 Eastern Ave., between 6 and 9 p.m. They are asking for unwrapped toys, gift cards, or monetary donations. Gifts will be distributed among 400 Dedham families that have been identified by the Dedham Youth Commission and Dedham Housing Authority. There will be refreshments and holiday music at the American Legion for people to enjoy after they drop off their donations. Selectwoman Sarah MacDonald said they are looking for gift cards for teenagers and popular items like Furbys and Pillow Pets for younger children. For more information, call Michael Humphrey at 781- 389-0779 or or go to