by Krystal Paco
Guam - As the season of giving approaches, the Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys for Tots" program is seeking new, unwrapped toys to help create a better Christmas for less fortunate children. Toys for Tots logistics coordinator Staff Sgt. Jonathan Brown spoke before the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay today seeking their involvement and bringing awareness to the program.
"Personal and professional goal with the toys for tots programs for this year is to afford the unfortunate children the ability to have a Christmas, to have more than what they normally wouldn't have, and really reaching out to the public and affording these kids that will show them that there's people out there that are willing to help everybody and that we're a community instead of a community of individuals," he said.
The goal is to double last year's count, or collect 2,800 toys and ensure that it helps increase the Salvation Army's capability in giving to unfortunate children. Kmart will be the main storage place for toys while there will be other collections places around the island.
The deadline to submit toys will be December 21.