Class of 2011

For my community service hours I decided to help Toys for Tots and I made a blanket. I spend 40 hrs on it and turned it in to the organization. This is from their website. www.toysfortots.org

GOVERNANCE: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is governed by a board of directors, all of  whom are successful business leaders from throughout the nation.  All directors served as U. S. Marines.  The Foundation’s professional staff is  headquartered in the Cooper Center, which is located just outside the main gate  of Marine Corps Base, Quantico, about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

PRODUCTIVITY:

From 1991 – 2008, the Foundation supplemented local toy collections with 81.3  million toys valued at $487 million.  
Concurrently, the Foundation provided over $6.3 million worth of  promotion and support materials, which enable local Toys for Tots Coordinators to conduct more effective local campaigns.


MISSION:

The mission of Marine Toys for Tots  Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to  supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide  promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys  for Tots campaigns.  Other Foundation  support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.

GOAL:
The primary  goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots  Program: i.e. – to deliver, through a  new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:

The  objectives of the Foundation are the same as those of the overall Toys for Tots  program: i.e. –  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; an to contribute to improving communities in the future.