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Skagit Valley Toys for Tots

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012

SKAGIT VALLEY TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys For Tots Coordinator Mr. Richard Crossley

NOW OPEN TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM NON-PROFIT AGENCIES ONLY

To request toys for nonprofit Organizations.  On main page on the right side click on “Nonprofit Toy Request Form”  Complete form and then submit. 

We will accept applications from Agencies ONLY.  NO private applications will be accepted. 

Due to issues the past couple of years we are now requiring that the name of the child, age be screened through the Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund Data base  We began this in 2011 and found 81 families that had requested toys from multiple sources.

SCHOOLS
Schools are no longer considered as Social Service Agencies.  Those studants that are determined as in a needy situation by the school Counselor can be referred to the Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund for assistance

NO APPLICATIONS OR REQUESTS FOR TOYS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 15, 2010

Warehouse located at 1000 College Way, Mount Vernon.
The old Skagit Valley Herald Building

 Skagit Valley Detachment 1043

Marine Corps League

P.O. Box-2292

Mount Vernon, Wa. 98273

Coordinator:  Richard Crossley: crossley_richard@hotmail.com
Asst-Coordinator: Melissa Reed:  melreed09@gmail.com

Serving Skagit County and North Snohomish County (Arlington, Silvana, Smokey Point & Stanwood)  The Mount Vernon organization does not service ANYTHING South of the above locations. 

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

MISSION:
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy 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 natural 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; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activities which take place each year are the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located and in communities without a Reserve Unit that has a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other purely voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toy and monetary donations.

 

http://mt-vernon-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx

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