Saturday is the deadline for families to apply to receive Toys for Tots gifts for their children this holiday season.

The "Toy Factory" is near Dillard's at Citadel Mall. Sign-ups are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Applicants need to bring their own picture identification and Social Security card, and birth certificates/Social Security cards for all children applying.

Proof of residence and two phone numbers also are required.

Children to age 15 may be signed up to receive toys.

Run by volunteers from the United States Marine Corps Reserve, Charleston, the local Toys for Tots program has been helping families in the area for more than 50 years.

All donations collected in this area stay here.

For recorded information about how to apply, call 926-8227.

For information on the National Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign, visit