As usual, the United States Marine Corps showed up first. And come Christmas, a whole lot of Yakima Valley kids will be glad they did. But the Marines weren't the only ones who rolled into Steve Hahn Volkswagen-Kia-Mercedes Benz for the sake of this year's Toys for Tots drive Friday mor…
Toys for Tots is one of the most amazing programs in the world. Not only is it headed up by the United States Marine Corps, it helps less fortunate children locally have toys for the holiday season. The Marines are hanging out at Toys R Us today (Nov. 6) to accept donations from the public.
The United States Marine Corps has been doing Toys For Tots since 1947, when a United States Marine Reservist and his wife started making handmade toys for children whose families could not afford anything for Christmas! And Toys for Tots continues to grow today.
Yesterday was the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Since this is 2014 and the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, it doesn't take a math wiz to realize that the "jarheads" have been around longer than this land was separated from British rule.