Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ Christmas Magic

The spirit of Christmas
put a warm arm around me
and suddenly I believed.Santa Baby_3
This year, the Veteran’s Club in our community coordinated a drive for donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ program. The loving response of the people here was incredible. By the time the representatives from the Marines and Santa Claus arrived in mid-December, there were 11 boxes of toys to give them, and each box was filled to the brim and overflowing. It was easy to see that the true spirit of Christmas had been hard at work!
Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program_3
To end our Toys for Tots drive, we had a joyful celebration —which included Santa and the Marines (of course), and good music, food, and drink.
Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots program
Everyone in the room was smiling–because we all knew that, due to all of the donated toys, many less-fortunate children would now awaken to a wonderful Christmas day.  Someone out there even got a unicorn, a magical sight to be sure! 🙂
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Merry Christmas to all!

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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8 Responses to Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ Christmas Magic

  1. katelon says:

    I love toys for tots!


  2. sarasinart says:

    I always go shopping for toys and put them in the box. I can’t imagine being a little child with no toys for Christmas, or being the parents with nothing to give. We can all help with such a sad situation.


  3. super shots and beautiful post mary!


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