Register William P. O’Donnell, staff from the Norfolk Registry of Deeds and Marines Staff Sgt. Andrew Fetrow, Sgt. Nick Ponte, and Cpl. Tyler Silveria, representing the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, during a Toys for Tots pickup event Dec. 7th.
Dedham – Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell and Registry Staff delivered donations from the Registry’s Annual Toys for Tots drive to Staff Sgt. Fetrow, Sgt. Ponte, and Cpl. Silveria, representing the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, during a pickup event on Dec. 7th.
With the help of the local community, business owners, and staff, the Registry collected more than 100 gifts during the drive.
"I would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the Registry’s 15th Annual Toys for Tots Drive. We are grateful for the service of all veterans past and present and are, as always, honored to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in their annual toy drive, which helps make the holiday brighter for so many," said Registrar O’Donnell.
The Registry of Deeds has collected over 1,600 donations for Toys for Tots since 2007.
"We can’t possibly do this without the support of the local community, and seeing people come out to donate means everything," said Staff Sgt. Andrew Fetrow. "By doing an event like this, you get to witness the best side of people and know that these donations are going to give children, who might not otherwise have had the opportunity, a happy Christmas."
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Toys for Tots. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program’s mission is to help less fortunate children experience the joy and happiness associated with Christmas. The program operates in more than 800 cities and towns throughout all 50 states. Since 1947, the national program has delivered more than 627 million toys.
Register O’Donnell expressed his gratitude for the generosity of county employees, title examiners, attorneys, and residents from across Norfolk County in contributing to this year’s Toys for Tots Drive.