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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 community leaders.

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 future.

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.

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