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Founder of Toys for Tots Stamford to step down after decades of service

The Navy veteran who started Toys for Tots Stamford back in the '90s says he's stepping down after this year.

News 12 Staff

Nov 24, 2020, 8:06 PM

Updated 1,303 days ago

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The Navy veteran who started Toys for Tots Stamford back in the '90s says he's stepping down after this year.
Each holiday season, the nonprofit donates 15,000 to 17,000 toys for children in need. Volunteers say none of it would be possible without 86-year-old Korean War veteran George Ducanic.
Ducanic works at the nonprofit seven days a week, but says health complications from a recent stroke will make 2020 his last year with Toys for Tots.
Ducanic says the pandemic has made this year more work than ever, but it's all worth it to make Christmas a little cheerier for families in need.
Organizers say with 100 less sites so far for drop boxes than in the past, they're going to need the ones they have out there to be extra full.


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