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Annual Toys For Tots Program
is supported by local Detachments all around the
State of Maryland.
Some Detachments work directly with a Marine
Corps Reserve unit and others run their own
program if no USMC Reserve unit is in their area.
to go to the Toys For Tots Foundation.
You can locate your area coordinator.
Harford County click here
Do you want to become Toy Collection Organization?
Any organization can collect toys. Schedule a pick up with the USMC Reserve Center
or a local Marine Corps League Detachment.
In 2011, the Marine Reserve is stretched thin due to current overseas deployments.
Can you deliver the toys you have collected to the Reserve Center or Detachment?
Does your church or non-profit organization want to receive toys?
You must contact the Marine Reserve or local Detachment at to receive an application.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program 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 in which the campaign is conducted.
GOAL: The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a
shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters
that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive,
patriotic citizens and community leaders.
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy
children throughout the United States experience the joy of
Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our
nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all
members of local communities in a common cause for three months
each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign;
and to contribute to better communities in the future.
ACTIVITIES: The principal Toys for Tots activities which take place
each year are the collection and distribution of toys in the
communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located and in
communities without a Reserve Unit that has a Marine Corps League
Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines,
authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local
Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators
conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf
tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other purely voluntary
events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and
concurrently generate toy and monetary donations.