The volunteers and reserve Militaries gathered toys for needy children in Okinawa Prefecture and the Philippines in previous years.Smith hopes Marines will be able to personally provide donations to Thailand and Guam as done in Operation Goodwill, which provides toys and clothing to children of the Philippines throughout the vacation season.” The primary objective of Toys for Tots is to provide

, through a glossy brand-new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy children that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic residents and community leaders,”according to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Web site.Last year the company gathered roughly 10,500 toys, according to Sgt. Shamala Henson, an organizer for Okinawa’s Toys for Tots. “I want to break last year’s goals and make sure every child gets four toys like last year,”said Henson.Program coordinators likewise desire to raise awareness of the Ho Ho Express, a campaign-closing occasion intended to collect as numerous contributions as possible throughout the last minutes of the toy drive.

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