Toys-For-Tots Drive

11/12/20148 years ago

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toys for tots


Cambridge Firefighters will once again partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in collecting toys in the annual “Toys-for-Tots” drive. Now in its’ 64th year, 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, over 188,000,000 needy children throughout the United States have benefited from the donation of over 400,000,000 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 beginning Thursday November 13 through Monday December 15, 2014.  Monetary donations can also be made via the Toys-For-Tots Website;

If you are unable to meet our December 15th deadline, please consider donating your toys to The Salvation Army at 402 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, who help approximately 1200 children in Cambridge, Somerville and Arlington to receive holiday presents.

For further information, contact Assistant Chief Gerard Mahoney at 617-349-4970 or visit the Cambridge Fire Department web site at