Theodore's World: Toys For Tots ~ Thank You Marines For This Program!

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December 04, 2009

Toys For Tots ~ Thank You Marines For This Program!

Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

Marines believe that ’Every Child deserves a little Christmas” and we are asking for your help. Send a message of hope through the gift of a new toy.

You may drop off a new unwrapped toy at various business locations throughout Sarasota at the Toys for Tots Drop Boxes. Toys will be accepted through December 23rd.

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

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.

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.

Elements of Toys for Tots

United States Marine Corps
Marine Forces Reserve*
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marine Corps League Detachments**
Local Community Organizations***


To Find a Local Toys for Tots Campaign Office:

Select State
Find closest Local Campaign Coordinator
Click Coordinators Name (pre-formatted email address will appear)
Type in your message (message will go to a Local Coordinator)


Wild Thing's comment...........

Each year, The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on the generous donations of the American public and the corporate partners to deliver gifts to children. You can GO HERE and you can Click on the logos of Toy's for Tots corporate partners to learn how they are supporting Toys for Tots in your community.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at December 4, 2009 03:44 AM