Photo appears to show charity donation for sale

Toys for Tots toy attempt to resell - edited

Toys for Tots toy attempt to resell - edited

A photo circulating online appears to show an item donated to Toys for Tots posted online for sale.

The image shared with News 8 shows a photo of a toy that retailed for $69.99, with “T4T” – the acronym for Toys for Tots – written over the UPC code on the box.

The post that accompanied the photo said, “$40 new in box.”

A spokesperson for the Quad Cities Toys for Tots program confirmed he received numerous calls about the photo, and that Toys for Tots made contact with the woman who posted the image.

The spokesman said the woman did not appear to think there was anything inappropriate about selling the item.

The woman said she returned the toy to the charity, and the spokesman for Toys for Tots confirmed the item was returned and that the situation was resolved.

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