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Swiper  (Level: 154.8 - Posts: 875)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 11:46 PM


Last year, in a so called good economy, there were not enough toys for all the children that needed them. This year we're in an even worse dilemma. And it's getting late. I asked the employees this year instead of all of us giving presents to each other to please bring in just one toy for this program. In Massachusetts it's called "Toys For Tots", you bring in an unwrapprd new toy and either drop it off at your local state police station or a Marines chapter and they distribute them to needy children, children who need to believe in something, children who can't afford to be looked over. Can you afford to buy just one gift, for under $10.00, anything, for a child who might not get anything for Christmas? Just please think about it. There but for the grace of God, go I.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Wed, 17th Dec '08 12:57 AM

What a wonderful idea! In the years past, I can well remember sweating over what to buy my fellow workmate, whom I didn't really know that well, when their name was drawn. Also can't remember receiving anything from someone in the same boat that I really liked. This would not only end that agony for both parties, but provide such a generous avenue to gift someone that not only needs it, but would appreciate it. Kudos! Hope it sets a precedent for others, and inspires more of us to give from the heart.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7731)
Wed, 17th Dec '08 3:07 AM

Our Marine Corps Detachment League works annually with a local radio station to sponsor a similar program in York County.
They just collected over 6000 toys, which was down from the past, but still a great effort.

There are a few other holiday projects locally; e.g. I have worked for several years with my college Alumni chapter to sponsor a Christmas party for resident families at our local domestic violence shelter. My old Polaroid Camera is still useful on that day!

What's the value to see smiling children faces with Santa Claus? Priceless!

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