Toys for Tots Campaign Has Begun
Children's imaginations will soon drift toward Christmas dreams and wishes.
The 2009 Toys for Tots Campaign officially began Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Moore County.
Local Marines and their helpers will be collecting and distributing toys to many local agencies, churches and community programs.
Tom McKenna, of Aberdeen, a member of the Sandhills Detachment No. 1001 of the Marine Corps League, is the local coordinator this year. Last year more than 9,000 toys were distributed to more than 4,000 children in this county.
"With the state of the economy this year, we expect the need to reach even more children," says McKenna.
New toys (unwrapped) may be delivered to collection boxes that are located in several areas throughout Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Seven Lakes and Southern Pines.
"Donate your time and effort to increase the number of toys collected, donate service support by allowing collections boxes at your church or business or, finally, make a tax-deductible donation by writing a check to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation," says McKenna.
Checks may be mailed to McKenna at 121 Emerald Court, Aberdeen, NC 28315.
"Financial donations are a huge help in giving the campaign the means to purchase educational or ethnic toys and to purchase toys for children with special needs," he says. "The Toys for Tots Foundation, your local Marine Corps League and the children of Moore County will be most grateful for your continuing generosity."
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