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    Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Ahoy All, Thought you might like to see the letter below. We already have an account going with a limited amount of donated
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28, 2011
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      Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
       
      Ahoy All,
       
      Thought you might like to see the  letter below.
       
      We already have an account going with a limited amount of donated funds in it for the 2011 drive. Thanks to all who have donated and to our Vice-President Youth Affairs Karen Freitas for managing the program.
       
      Heave Ho,
       
      Phelps
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      ----- Original Message -----
      To: Pacific Mercant Marine Council, Navy League of the United States 
      Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:07 AM
      Subject: Thank You from Toys for Tots!

       
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      Dear Toys for Tots Team Member

      Because you have played a significant role in recent Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaigns, I thought you might like to learn just how successful we were in 2010.  Our Marines fulfilled the Christmas holiday dreams for 7.2 million of our nation’s neediest children.  With so many Marines in Afghanistan and other challenging places, I believe reaching so many children was nothing short of a miracle. 

      In 2010 we raised nearly three million dollars through online contributions; more than in any previous campaign.  Thanks to generous individuals like you, we raised enough money to purchase gifts for 300,000 additional children!  While operating in 714 communities nationwide, we continued our Native American Program and our literacy services by providing several million children’s books as gifts. 

      While we were able to reach millions of children, we still ran out of gifts long before we ran out of children in need.  There are more than 14 million children living in poverty in this great nation of ours.  With the state of the economy sluggish, and with our Marines so busy, we anticipate needing even greater community support for our 2011 Christmas campaign.  Of course, we’ll leave no stone unturned in our search for additional cash and toy donations, but it’s still going to be another challenging year. 

      2010 Service Support 


      We are very proud of the fact that over 98% of every dollar donated went to our mission of providing gifts to less fortunate children.  And not one penny paid anyone’s salary. 

      I’m not asking you for a dime right now, but I do hope that you’ll save a few dollars to help us buy toys and books in the second half of the year.  Best wishes for a pleasant, safe and exciting spring and summer.

      Sincerely,

      Bill Grein
      William J. Grein
      Major, USMC (Ret.)
      Vice President
      Marine Toys for Tots Foundation



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      Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

      18251 Quantico Gateway Drive | Triangle, VA 22172

      OUR MISSION:
      The mission of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys, books and other gifts during October, November and December each year, and distribute those gifts as Christmas presents to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaigns are conducted.


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