IT’S THE “TOYS FOR TOTS” TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
Once again this year, the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, in cooperation with the United States Marine Corps, is proud to participate as an official collector in the “Toys for Tots” program. Begun in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks with the support of his Los Angeles Marine Corps unit, this program was so successful that it was adopted and expanded nationwide in 1948 by the United State Marine Corps. The “Toys for Tots” program makes possible the collection and distribution of toys, donated by the community, in order to make the holidays happier and brighter for needy children.
Chamber members and Friends of the Chamber, throughout the Bellmores, will again serve as collection sites for the “Toys for Tots” program. If you would like to be a part of making a child’s holiday brighter, you may drop off a new, unwrapped toy by December 10th anywhere you see a “Toys for Tots” poster displayed