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Toy Run 2012
U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVE TOYS FOR TOTS in partnership with the Salvation Army of Maui County
Date: Sunday December 16th, 2012
2012 Toy Run TShirts are located under the 2012 Toy Run area of this webs site. Go to: http://www.sbumaui.org/2012-toy-run-merchandise to purchase merchandise.
If your business, club or organization would like to sponsor this event, please contact Email Jake Jacobus - President
About Toys For Tots
Toys for tots Began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came form Bill's wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one. He did. The 1947 pilot project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign. That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located. Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948. The initial objective that remains the hallmark of the program today is to "bring the joy of Christmas to America's needy children".
To read more: Toys For Tots
For donations, please make checks payable to:
SBU Maui toy run
C/O Street Bikers United Hawaii
P.O. Box 532640, Kihei, HI 96753
All donations are tax deductible.
Or Visit: www.sbumaui.org/membership-merchandise to make a online donation.