Giving Back – Donating to Toys for Tots

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‘Tis the Season for Giving Back – Toys for Tots


Giving Back Toys for Tots Once again this holiday season we are proud to give back to our community by participating in Toys for Tots. There is still time if you’d like to give back! Learn more about donating here.

Giving Back – About Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came from Bill’s wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one and he did. You can learn more about Toys for Tots here.