Toys for Tots began in 1947 as a joint effort between the Los Angeles community and local marines as a chance to give toys to children who are less fortunate. Around 5,000 toys were collected and donated. By the following year, Toys for Tots became a national campaign. In 1995, the United States Secretary of State sanctioned Toys for Tots as an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve.
Since its inception, Toys for Tots has gathered enough toys and financial donations to provide nearly 5 million gifts to children. Communities and businesses all over the country participate annually in collecting toy and monetary donations. In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama placed the first Toys for Tots donation box in the White House.
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Here are some helpful gift options:
• Sports items - footballs, soccer balls, baseball mitts, and jump ropes.
• Boardgames - Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Apples to Apples, Mouse Trap, Cranium, and Clue
• Building blocks - Tinker Toys and Legos
• Dolls with different outfits and styling products
• Art supplies - markers, chalk, markers, drawing pads, and Play-doh
• Books for a variety of ages, as well as activity books
McGrath Lexus of of Westmont is located at 500 East Ogden Avenue, near the Northeast corner of the Hinsdale Golf Club. McGrath is proud to take part in drives like Toys for Tots, and other events throughout the year that benefit the community. To learn more about the event, or what McGrath Lexus has to offer, give them a call or visit today.