Toys collected through the event will go to the Low Income Ministry of Dodge County for Christmas presents for children this year. Cash donations will go to the Shop With a Cop, a program in which members of the local police union take children shopping for Christmas.
A robotic hamster called Mr Squiggles is, apparently, the hot Christmas present for children this year. But in 12 months they will, no doubt, be lying forgotten at the bottom of the toy cupboard. If you want to give something of longer-lasting value, why not consider Premium Bonds, gold coins – or even pump-priming a pension? The latter option has only been available in recent years but can prove a tax-efficient way of passing wealth between generations – and ensure the donor is gratefully remembered long after he or she is gone.