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 inthe community in which the campaign is conducted.
Theprimary 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.
Theobjectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to playan active role in the development of one of our nations most valuableresources our children; to unite all members of local communities ina common cause for three months each year during the annual toycollection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to bettercommunities 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 Detach mentor 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, footraces, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.
Celebrity Spokespersons have included President Ronald Reagan and Bob Hope
Find your local campaign and toy drop of center at http://www.toysfortots.org/default.asp.