Toys For Tots Helping Out Members of the Community

Toys For Tots Helping Out Members of the Community

“Seeing all the children come to the distribution center warehouse and receive those toys is a great feeling. It certainly makes all the work worth it in the end, and that's what it’s about the kids. That’s our mission to make sure every child has a toy for Christmas,” said Sgt. Chad Collins, of the U.S. Marine Corps.

FREDERICK, Md. - Since 1947 the U.S. Marine Corps have been hosting the Toys for Tots drive throughout communities across the country. Marines were out at the Toys “R” Us in Frederick, collecting donations and toys for children. They say it’s an effort well worth their time.

“Seeing all the children come to the distribution center warehouse and receive those toys is a great feeling. It certainly makes all the work worth it in the end, and that's what it’s about the kids. That’s our mission to make sure every child has a toy for Christmas,” said Sgt. Chad Collins, of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Toys “R” Us has partnered up with the Toys for Tots initiative for nearly a decade. People are encouraged to drop off new toys, or make a monetary donation that will stay right here in Frederick County, Maryland.

“Toys that are donated at any individual store are kept in the community and that's a big, big plus to know were helping out the children that are right here,” said Erin White, Toys “R” Us store manager.

Organizers say folks outside of Frederick County can also give back at their local Toys “R” Us.

"All your donations are going to be local, so anytime you donate money all the toys you donate it's for people in Frederick County or your local county,” said Sgt. Collins.

Children looking to help other children can also get involved online.

“They can draw and submit entries for their favorite toy of what they think a child would really like and at that point it goes in to “Shaq-a-Claus's” toy wish for the children to go online and see,” says White. 

You can donate at Toys “R” Us through December 8. The Marines say there is always a need for toys for infants and teenagers. 

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