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VFW Post 2223 - Toys for Tots 2007
Quantico, VA – December 21, 2007 - Marine Toys for Tots
Foundation extends special thanks to the caring Americans, corporations,
businesses and organizations who/that have supported the 60th
Anniversary Toys for Tots Campaign by donating toys, money, service and
time. Please know that you have made a difference in lives and
communities. Because of you, millions of needy children throughout the
nation will experience the joy of Christmas on December 25th.
We extend best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The VFW Post 2223 Annual Tots for Tots drive for 2007 was a success
with thousands of toys donated by individuals and businesses in the
area. Chairman Bill Scott was all smiles as the toys were laid out and
inspected in preparation for distribution to our local needy children.
As you can see in the photo above, the upstairs meeting
hall was filled with toys donated in our area. Even new bicycles were
donated to the cause.
Another overall view to try and show the multitude of
generosity shown by the local and surrounding area residents.
And this view is towards the back of the large room
which was also filled with toys for our needy children.
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 shiny new toy
at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate
them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy 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 natural
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 principal Toys for Tots activities which take place each year are
the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a
Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located and in communities without a
Reserve Unit that has 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 purely voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for
Tots, and concurrently generate toy and monetary donations.
For more on Toys for Tots visit