Register O’Donnell Wraps Up 16th Annual Toys for Tots Drive

Dedham, MA – Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell and Registry Staff distributed donations from the Registry’s 16th Annual Toys for Tots Drive to Cpl. Christopher Todd of Franklin, Lance Cpl. Madison Flynn of Foxborough, Pfc. Brayan Quinche, and Pfc. Jeffery Manna, all with the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, representing Toys for Tots, during a pickup event on Dec. 7.

With the help of the local community, business owners, and staff, the Registry of Deeds collected nearly 100 gifts during the drive.

“I would like to thank everyone who generously donated to the Registry’s 16th 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 Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell.

Since 2007, the Registry of Deeds has collected over 1,700 toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

“It means everything, any time the local community can come out and help support Toys for Tots,” said Cpl. Christopher Todd. “Each time we go to an event like this, it makes me happy to see that people donated what they could and that these donations are going towards giving someone a happy Christmas.”

This year marks the 76th 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 accept it.

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 its start, the national program has delivered over 652 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.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.