2012 Guam Toys for Tots Campaign

2012 Guam Toys for Tots Campaign

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Stripes Guam
published: December 04, 2012
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The Marine Corps Reserve believes that “Every Child deserves a Little Christmas,” and they are asking you to help them send less fortunate children in the community a message of hope this Christmas through the gift of a new toy.

Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate children in approximately 500 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  This is the third year Guam has been accepted as an official Toys for Tots coordination location.  Over 5,000 toys worth almost $40,000 were collected last year and distributed to local families.

Schedule of Events

Dec. 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. K-Mart shopping spree hosted by the Guam Veterans Motorcycle Club. Organization will meet with Marines to buy $1,500 worth of toys, with K-Mart offering a 10% discount.

Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agana Shopping Center. Guam Hot Rods Club will display classic vehicles and muscle cars to the public in exchange for donations of new, unwrapped toys.

Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guam business professionals will host a Toys for Tots Holiday Mixer at TuRe.

Dec. 20, 6 p.m. to midnight. Guam Medical Association and Guam Nurses Association 2012 Christmas Charity Ball at the Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon.

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Dec. 7-9, 14-16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Okkodo High School Marine Corps JROTC will man collection boxes near the Twinkles store at GPO Mall and K-Mart.

Some gift ideas are as follows:

Ages 8-12

Self-Contained Art Kits, electronic toys and gadgets (please include batteries), building models, board games (Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Scrabble), sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, kickballs, basketballs), backpacks or purses, jewelry, personal care items, hair items, snorkel gear, body surfing boards, razor scooters

Ages 13-17
Skateboards, small MP3 players, books, sports equipment, purses, perfume, watches, movie passes, gift cards

Monetary donations can be made online at www.toysfortots.org/donate/default.asp

For additional information please contact
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Brown
Toy for Tots Coordinator
(671) 355-5378
(671) 355-5378/2335
Jonathan.brown@fe.navy.mil
WWW.TOYSFORTOTS.ORG

The following businesses have positioned collection boxes at the entrances to their facilities or have committed to internal employee drives:

Guam Chamber of Commerce
Andersen Air Force Base
Naval Telecommunications Station Naval Exchange
Bank Pacific (Hagatna, Tamuning, Dededo & Agat)
Burger King (Tumon)
Great National Insurance Underwriters
Inter-Island Communications (K-stereo & KISH FM)
Moylan’s Insurance
Triple J Enterprises
Xerox Corporation
Macy’s at the Micronesian Mall
Tango Theatres at the Micronesian Mall
K-Mart
Guam Premium Outlets
Nissan Dealership in Tamuning
Hollywood Theater at the GPO
Guam Naval Hospital Child Development Center
Naval Hospital
Naval Base Guam – Frank Cable
Agana Stadium Theater
RIM Architects
Great National Insurance
Playport Agana Mall
Aji-Ichi Japanese Restaurant
SeaGrill
ASC Trust Corporation - Open to Company Employees Only
DZSP-21 - Open to Company Employees Only
Onward Beach Resort

 

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