From now through December 16, the Vernon Hills Police Department will be a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program accepts new, unwrapped items. All kinds of toys can be donated. The Marine Corps will distribute them according to age. Some ideas for older children include sporting equipment/bags/balls, books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.