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  • Toys for Tots

    Toys for Tots starts on November 23, 2007.

    Each year the Marine Corp sets up boxes just before the security check point.

    We sometimes forget how lucky we are to spend so much time at DL. There are kids out there that might not have a great Holiday because their parents just don't have the means to celebrate Holiday.

    Please stop by the Charactger Warehouse at Harbor and Orangethorpe and pick up one or two items and drop them off at DL staring November 23rd. Each time I go to the Warehouse I pick up at least one gift for the next year. I don't miss a few dollars now and then. You can get some nice items for under $10.

    If you have questions please email me at [email protected]
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    Toys for Tots is one of our family traditions, when the big christmas sales would start every year the boys and I would go shopping specifically for Toys for Tots. They would each get a set amount of money and pick stuff out themselves. Last year, we were really fortunate for the year so we went to Target and the three of us filled up two shopping carts for Toys for Tots. It was the best shopping trip ever and they still talk about it :love:



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      Same here, Toys for tots all the way. !!

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        Judimouse you are a wonderful caring person! I hope some day to meet you in person! Thanks for this info, do you know if they will be there the week of December 10th through the 15th? We are going to be in the park then and my grandkids love to donate to them. We will bring our gifts with us! This is one of the things we have as a tradition every year. Disneylandmom thank you for the great idea of buying during the sales! That will be talked about around here. We do Disneyland as our "family" gift so maybe the money on toys can go to TOT!
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          When I called the Marine office this morning I believe they said they would be there through the 20th.
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            Originally posted by ladydragon55 View Post
            Disneylandmom thank you for the great idea of buying during the sales! That will be talked about around here. We do Disneyland as our "family" gift so maybe the money on toys can go to TOT!
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            If you do Black Friday shopping add them to that list, my husband is the Black Friday shopper around here and I always have a list of stuff specifically for him for toys for tots!



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              That's how I do it too! I've got money budgeted in my Christmas fund for Toys for Tots and a coat/gloves charity that we also have locally. I'm a fiend with sales shopping for them and always try and get the most I can for my dollar.

              And I would encourage you all to try and do at least one gift for an older child. That's always a problem. Everyone loves to buy cute kid toys and they are always short for the older kids.

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                Originally posted by MTNGIRL View Post
                And I would encourage you all to try and do at least one gift for an older child. That's always a problem. Everyone loves to buy cute kid toys and they are always short for the older kids.
                Great point, my kids usually buy for kids their ages and I pick out girl stuff.



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                  Batteries.

                  I just discovered that I have two Pirate games that need batteries. Each needs 3 batteries so I am just going to tape a package of batteries to each gift.

                  If you purchase an item that needs batteries please tape them on the gift. It's a big bummer to get a gift you can't play with because you do not have the batteries.

                  The Dollar Tree (right by the charater warehouse), 99 cents and others have packages of batteries for $1.00
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                    I bought some Star Wars figures a few weeks ago for Toys For Tots. I usually donate to them, though I did Child's Play last year. Child's Play is anohter great organization that gets toys to sick kids in Hospitals around the world.

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                      Yes, The Walt Disney Company has been the oldest continued seasonal partner with the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Foundation since 1946 when the program started.

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                        Little known fact: Walt Disney designed the train logo Toys for Tots uses to this day.
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                          I am not sure if I will be down before Christmas, is there some way to donate online or something ?

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                          • #14
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                            Will they still be there in December for the Cast Christmas Party. Someone told me that I had to bring something. They were there last year, but I forgot. I was told I had to.

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                              To be technical it is the Marine Reserve. In any event it is an amazing program and they also have the donations out during the Cast Holiday Parties as well. While I have donated in years past, this year I am trying to find a charity that is specific to the CA Wildfires. I can only imagine how hard it is for the kids who lost everything... and I would like to do something for them.
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                                Originally posted by mouseinphilly View Post
                                Yes, The Walt Disney Company has been the oldest continued seasonal partner with the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Foundation since 1946 when the program started.
                                Wow I did not know that. Thanks for the info
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                                  Originally posted by tiggerfan View Post
                                  I am not sure if I will be down before Christmas, is there some way to donate online or something ?
                                  You can write a check for Toys for Tots or just donate at your locate donation center. Go to Toys for Tots and you will find where your nearst donation center is located.
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                                    Originally posted by disneytim View Post
                                    Little known fact: Walt Disney designed the train logo Toys for Tots uses to this day.
                                    I wondered about the use of a train for their logo and now it makes sense.

                                    Thanks for the info.
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                                    • #19
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                                      Yikes, Toys for Tots and I are the same age.
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                                        From the Toys for Tots website:
                                        In 1948, Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo, which we use today. Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster used to promote the nationwide program.
                                        http://www.toysfortots.org/about_toy..._evolution.asp

                                        Interesting, I didn't know this either. Toys for Tots is a great organization.
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