Three Rivers Annual U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Drive

Three Rivers Annual U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Drive

Three Rivers
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Fort Wayne
Indiana

Yesterday I dropped off the toys that our section collected for Toys for Tots. I was very lucky to meet the driving force behind our local Toys for Tots. I have talked to her on the phone in years past but I was fortunate enough to steal away a little time with her to learn about the program. Her name is Sunny! Sunny is the Director for the Fort Wayne, Indiana U.S. Marine Toys For Tots. She has been doing this for 17 years. She & a group of people that help her every year are strictly volunteers. She was kind enough to show me around and explain the process to me. It was amazing to see all the toys they have and also the amazing need they have. I asked Sunny to share with us what Toys for Tots is all about. "Fort Wayne Marine Toys for Tots L.C.O. (Local Community Organization) is ran by a total volunteer staff including myself. I direct and oversee 7 counties in N.E. Indiana. Allen, Adams, Wells, Steuben, DeKalb, Noble and Huntington. Each year we assist anywhere between 5 and 8 thousand less fortunate children in our area of coverage, depending on the need. Our goal as the Marine Toys for Tots is to provide HOPE to a child at Christmas and we believe we can do that by presenting them with NEW Toys at Christmas. We believe that every child deserves a little Christmas and with the help of our donors we can provide them with this and let them know that they have not been forgotten! Thank you and all the members again for their very generous donations!" I have a better understanding & a better appreciation for the program after speaking with Sunny. I feel inspired to help her in the years to come. I think WE, The MBCA Three Rivers Section, can do just that. Thank you Sunny and your volunteers. Jason President Mercedes Benz Club of America -Three Rivers

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