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

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December 16, 2010

Toys For Tots ~ Thank You Marines!


As the holiday season draw near for 2010, you can be certain your local Marines are gearing up for their annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children.

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.

Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

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.

If you live in my area, Sarasota, Florida , CLICK THIS LINK FOR LOCAL EVENTS for Toys For Tots.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 16, 2010 04:47 AM


On December 11th our LE union had BREAKFAST WITH SANTA where we fed 200 families for FREE and all we asked if the guests would bring an unwrapped toy... The WW II, Korean War and Vietnam Marines said we were OUTSTANDING and they received 214 toys and a bike for needy children. Now that's certainly THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS! Can't wait to do it all again in 51 weeks.

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 16, 2010 10:10 PM

Darth, oh wow that is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing about that. I love it!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 17, 2010 01:04 AM