Personnel from our department dropped off the toys that were collected at the firehouse for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program. The donated toys were taking to the central collection point at the Willingboro Police Department on the afternoon of December 9th. The delivery consisted of two collection boxes full of toys. The toys were donated from the general public, as well as Fire and EMS personnel and their families.
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.
The department would like to thank everyone who donated to this cause.