With December in full swing, it's the perfect time for the residents of the Coastal Bend join to assist those less fortunate. In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to take this opportunity to bring attention to certain efforts in our area that will benefit many families this holiday season.
Toys for Tots is a nationwide campaign and has very strong roots and participation in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and the Coastal Bend area. The initiative began in 1947, when Marine Major Bill Hendricks collected and donated 5,000 toys to children in their city. The campaign was so successful that Marine Reserve Units around the country began collecting and donating toys, under the shared objective to "bring the joy of Christmas to America's needy children."
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