Nicole L. Miller, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the local Toys for Tots program by using her office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 310 Peoria Street in Washington, during regular business hours now through December 13.

"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Nicole Miller said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."

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