Toys For Tots Campaign


11/16/2018

toys for tots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Acting Chief Gerard Mahoney Cambridge Fire Dept. 617-349-4970

CAMBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS JOIN WITH MARINES IN ANNUAL “TOYS-FOR-TOTS” DRIVE

Cambridge Firefighters will once again partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in collecting toys in the annual “Toys-for-Tots” drive. In existence for over 70 years, the program was started in Los Angeles, CA when a handful of Marine Reservists distributed 5,000 toys to needy children on Christmas Eve 1947.

Since its inception, 251,000,000 needy children throughout the United States have benefited from the donation of over 548,000,000 toys.

Toys-for-Tots is a program that brings all elements of a community together for a common cause for a few weeks each year, dedicated to helping in the development of our children. Toys-for-Tots delivers a message of hope to children who have little reason to have hope for the future.

The Cambridge Fire Department is once again proud to work with the Marines in this great endeavor. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any Cambridge Fire Station until Thursday December 13, 2018.

Monetary donations can also be made via the Toys-For-Tots Website; www.toysfortots.org

For further information, contact Acting Chief Gerard Mahoney at 617-349-4970 or visit the Cambridge Fire Department web site at www.cambridgefire.org