Register O’Donnell Reminds Residents About Toy for Tots Drive
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell today reminded residents that the Registry’s Toys for Tots drive is underway and will conclude at noon time on Wednesday, December 11th.
Register O'Donnell noted, "This is the 14th year the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds has been proud to sponsor its U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive. The response we have had to the drive year after year tells me that the true spirit of the holidays is based on giving. We have witnessed firsthand the many acts of kindness and Christmas spirit as numerous people, ranging from Registry employees, title examiners, attorneys and the general public, have dropped off toys for those less fortunate.”
This year marks the 72nd anniversary of Toys for Tots. The program was established in 1947 when the wife of a Marine major wanted to donate a Raggedy Ann doll for Christmas, but couldn't find an organization to take it. "Since that time 566 million gifts have been donated including 18 million toys last year," noted the Register.
The Toys for Tots program operates in 800 cities and towns throughout all 50 states. The Toys for Tots drives annually has 40,000 people involved in the drive, ranging from Marines to volunteers.
Donations of unwrapped new toys and games can be brought directly to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds building located at 649 High St. in Dedham Center from now until Noon, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. A marked donation bin will be set-up in the lobby which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.
Register O'Donnell concluded "We all have the power to make Christmas something special. Giving to the Toys for Tots truly represents the best of the holiday season."
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