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Toys for Tots Collection
November 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park is proud to be a collection point for Toys for Tots from November 25 through December 13, 2019. Park admission is not required to drop off a gift.
Visitors are invited to bring a new unwrapped gift during this time to the Park for distribution to under-privileged children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for Christmas. This coincides with the mission of the Toys for Tots program which “is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”
The stated goal is to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.”
The Toys for Tots program was founded in 1947 and is operated by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. As of 2016, the Toys for Tots Program and Foundation have collected and distributed more than 512 million toys.