Toys For Tots Service Project
Michael Smith (msmith@EMST-DC.PLANSYS.COM)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 09:15:43 EST
Our pack is sponsoring a Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS collection center
at our local school. The boys are performing the logistics (except driving
toys to the regional collection center [duuuhhh]) and are actively promoting
the effort to their classmates and adults in the area. In the first week, we
have collected over 140 toys!
The boys have asked me to send this message to the list.
The Toys For Tots program acquires new toys from the community and
distributes these toys to the TRUELY needy. Many times, the toy received
from Toys For Tots is the only toy a child receives during the Holiday
Season. In our area, over 250,000 toys are needed to ensure each child
receives at lease one toy this holiday.
Please locate a Toys For Tots collection center in your area. Then whenever
you go shopping, just pick up an extra toy or two for this worthy cause.
Thank you and may you have a very happy holiday season
The boys of Pack 160 in Herndon, Va.
My note: We are very fortunate in our area. We reside in a middle, upper
middle class neighborhood and for most of us, our biggest problem during the
holidays is figuring out what and how much to get. This effort has really
opened the boy's eyes to the real world. We (adults) were all amazed (and
truely thankful) at how ignorant our boys were of the problems that many
families face daily. This service project has made our boys more
appreciative of the advantages they have and, to their credit, have really
decided to step-up and help those who are not so fortunate.
Committee Chairman, Pack 160, Herndon, VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City