Once again, Precision Collision Auto Body will be partnering with Toys for Tots in the effort to collect toys for children in need this Christmas. We will be a drop off location for new, unwrapped toys. The last two years we had an incredible turn out, and we hope to make another big impact this Christmas.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys for Tots began as an endeavor to collect toys in the Los Angeles area. United States Marine Corps Major Bill Hicks, saw the difficultly of collecting and distributing a large number of toys and formed the organization Toys for Tots.
Although Toys for Tots started in 1947, it was not launched as a national campaign until 1948. In 1980, Toys for Tots began only collecting new toys. Since 1995, Toys for Tots has been the official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. As of 2015, over 494 million toys have been collected and distributed to over 230 million children (www.toysfortots.org).
WHAT KIND OF TOYS CAN I DONATE?
The Marine Corps Reserve is looking for new toys valued at $15 or more for children ages newborn to 16. Each child will receive at least one $15 gift, and may receive more depending on donations.
REQUEST A TOY
If you know any families or individuals that are in need of toys or other services this Christmas season, have them call the United Way at, “211” or 1-(800) 543-7709. The United Way will direct services, but does not provide services.
JOIN PRECISION COLLISION AUTO BODY
You can help in the effort this season by donating a new, unwrapped toy at Precision Collision Auto Body. We will be teaming up with Toys for Toys as a drop off location. Checks may be payable to “Marine Toys for Tots.” Thanks again for helping us this year!