Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Toys for Tots Shopping Day is Saturday

Toys for Tots Shopping Day is Saturday

A charitable campaign of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, the mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The 40th annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade saw a large turnout passing through Chicago this week, with thousands showing up to donate toys, according to ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

A big crowd turned out for the recent arrival of the U.S. Marine Corps, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and Dunkin' Donuts Distribution Train at the depot in Rouses Point, one of 13 stops through the Capital Region Toys for Tots area. Toy collection boxes are available at each hotel, and guests can either drop off a new toy, choose to buy a toy from the hotel for $10, or contribute to the hotel's Spare Change Drive.

It may not be the North Pole, but the Toys for Tots warehouse in Harford County might as well be.

Sannes said the goal is to give more than 8,000 toys to underprivileged children in Nash and Edgecombe counties.

"We are excited to partner with Toys for Tots now for the 9th year", stated Paul Francisco, COO at WCG Hotels.

Hyannis Chick-fil-A franchise owner Annemarie Reissner remarked, "We are proud to partner with Toys for Tots".

Sannes works with social workers from both Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and Edgecombe County Public Schools to identify what children should receive the toys in Nash and Edgecombe counties. "I saw firsthand how Toys for Tots can positively impact a family who is a little down on their luck". "What do you want?,' and they say anything, it just touches your heart", Hoylman said.

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