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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It's that time of year! Are you ready to bring some cheer?!
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS**
Toys for Tots Began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. In the fall of 1947, Bill's wife, Diane, crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one. He did. Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns each year since 1948. Over the 62 years of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 400 million toys and a powerful message of hope to more than 188 million needy children.
Commonwealth Associates, Inc. is proud to assist in this worthy cause. We invite you to participate with us by bringing your new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12, to our office lobby in Jackson.