Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.
According to Wikipedia, “The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.” They help more than 7 million children every Christmas.
Once again, Merry Maids is an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots. If you are interested in donating this year, bring your present to 829 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Drop off times/days are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.