The spirit of Christmas
put a warm arm around me
and suddenly I believed.
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!
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.
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! 🙂
Merry Christmas to all!
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I love toys for tots!
I love it too.
it’s a good charity organization. One that can be trusted!!
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Thanks! With all the negativity floating around, it was wonderful to experience something so positive!
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.
You are right. Nice to have such a great way to bring a bright light into sad situation.
Hats off to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for creating the Toys for Tots program!
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super shots and beautiful post mary!