Metro-East News

TOCO Shop collecting items, backpacks for homeless

A Belleville resale shop is collecting backpacks and other goods for the homeless.

TOCO Shop at 825 W. Main St. has announced a Backpacks for the Homeless Drive. The business is seeking donations of warm clothing, jackets, hygiene products, towels, blankets, snacks and other necessities as winter approaches.

Donations can be brought to the store, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.