Starting October 1st, 2015 – December 14th, 2015, we will be a Marine Crop Toys for Tots Collection Site. This is our first year participating with Toys for Tots and we hope with your help it will be a great one.
Toys for Tots hits close to our hearts because Tambra’s father is a 20 year retired Marine. So please donate now and let’s deliver some magic this holiday season.
About Toys For Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. In 2011 the U.S. Marine Corps distributed 15.6 million gifts to 7.2 million less fortunate children across the country.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine toys for tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
Our First Toy Drop Off:
With the help of a bunch of wonder people we were able to fill our box up and delivery the Toys to our local Marine Corp Reserve Center. I took our children so they could understand the magnitude of what our Marines are doing for other children this holiday season. THANK YOU SO MUCH to all that have donated, you have made my heart so full!