The Marine Corps Reserve, Chevron and the Saenger Theatre will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys prior to the Marine Corps Band New Orleans “Santa Meets Sousa” holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans.

An event for all ages, the Marine Corps Band New Orleans’ performance is free and open to the public. Admission requires an event ticket, which will be available at the Saenger Theatre box office beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the concert.

Donations will be distributed across the greater New Orleans area by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program during the holidays to bring a brighter holiday to less-fortunate children in the community.

Toys must be new and in original packaging. Stuffed toys will be accepted only in original packaging.

Additional donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted until Dec. 25. For a list of locations, visit http://new-orleans-la.toys fortots.org/local-coordinator -sites/lco-sites/donate-toys.aspx.