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Marine Toys For Tots Program
is supported by local Detachments
around the State of Maryland.
Some Detachments work directly with a
Marine Corps Reserve Unit
and others have been authorized by the
Marine Toys For Tots Foundation to become a
Local Area Coordinator.
for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation
and locate your Local Area Coordinator.
Do you want to become Toy Collection Organization?
Any organization or business can collect toys.
Schedule a pick up with a Marine Corps Reserve Center
or your Local Area Coordinator.
Does your church or non-profit organization want to receive toys?
You must contact a Marine Reserve Center or a Local Area Coordinator
to receive an application.
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.
GOAL: 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.
OBJECTIVES: 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.
ACTIVITIES: 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.