We're Collecting for Toys for Tots
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How Toys for Tots Works
Local campaigns are conducted annually in approximately 500 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. One individual, either a Marine, member of a Marine Corps League Detachment, or member of a local community organization is designated the Toys for Tots Coordinator for that community. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and conducting the campaign is his/her community.
Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December. Toy distribution also takes place in mid to late December. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes, Coordinators pick-up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children in the community.