Toys for Tots kicks off in Silverdale

Legend Harley-Davidson of Silverdale is continuing its support of Toys for Tots, sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve as a drop-off point for unwrapped gifts from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20.

Toys for Tots is locally coordinated by the Marine Corps League, Olympic Peninsula Detachment 531.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program began in 1947 in Los Angeles with the efforts of Maj. Bill Hendricks (USMCR) who, noticing there was no charity which distributed toys to deserving children during the traditional Christmas season, collected and distributed more than 5,000 toys to children in the Los Angeles area that first year.

Since then, the Toys for Tots Program has grown into a nationwide effort, coordinated by U.S. Marines, to help disadvantaged children learn the meaning of holiday giving through the gift of a new, unwrapped toy. The Toys for Tots Program has depended on the support of communities, businesses and charitable organizations across the country.

For more information, contact John Towers at (360) 698-3700.

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