VFW collects donations for Toys for Tots
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
December 30, 2011 · 3:46 PM
The VFW Post 5760 on Mercer Island collected approximately 120 toys for the U.S. Marines’ annual “Toys for Tots” drive at their annual Christmas function on Dec. 16.
Post commander Gary Winterstein said the Marine recruiting office from Bellevue was there to pick up the toys, which were then delivered to the Marine command center in Bremerton for distribution.
A worldwide campaign, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program’s goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community where the campaign is conducted.
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