Willingboro Fire and EMS Department Is An Official Toys For Tots Drop Off Location
 
By Firefighter Mark Robertson Sr.
November 30, 2019
 

The Willingboro Fire and EMS Department is once again an official drop-off point for the United States Marines "Toys For Tots" program. You can drop off any unopened and unwrapped toy at the temporary headquarters located at 40 Middlebury Lane. Toys can be dropped off between the hours of 8am - 9pm.

In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the U. S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. In 1996, the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve expanded Toys for Tots to cover all 50 states by authorizing selected Marine Corps League Detachments and selected local community organizations (generally veteran Marine), located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct toy collection and distribution campaigns in their communities as part of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Most campaign sites are able to assist children up to age 12, but in many local communities, local support is such that the age limit may be extended to 14-16. Toys for Tots does not publish a list of appropriate toys to donate. If such a list were created, most would follow it, resulting in a limited selection of items to distribute in each community. We would rather our donors consider what might be an appropriate gift for their own child/relative, purchase the item, and donate to Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.

The Willingboro Fire and EMS Department is proud to be apart of the United States Marines' efforts to help less fortunate children at Christmas time.

UNOPENED and UNWRAPPED toys will be accepted until Tuesday, December 10th.