Toys for Tots
November 28 - December 16
This holiday season, all three of our campuses are drop sites for Toys for Tots! All toy donations will stay within Kanabec and Pine Counties.
Did you know?
Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came from Bill’s wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947, Diane handcrafted a Raggedy Ann doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one, and he did! The 1947 campaign was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.
*excerpt from Toys for Tots website
Toys for Tots donation boxes are located in the following areas:
Mora – Clinic Door B, new clinic waiting area
Pine City – Waiting area
Hinckley – Waiting area
Toys can be dropped off starting now until the week of December 16th.