October 27, 2011
CAMBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS JOIN WITH MARINES IN “TOYS-FOR-TOTS” DRIVE
Deadline Extended to Saturday, December 10th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:Deputy Chief Gerry Mahoney, Cambridge Fire Dept., 617-349-4944
Cambridge Firefighters will once again partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in collecting toys in the annual "Toys-for-Tots" drive. Now in its 64th year, the program was started in Los Angeles, CA when a handful of marine Reservists distributed 5,000 toys to needy children on Christmas Eve, 1947.
Since its inception, over 195,000,000 needy children throughout the United States have benefited from the donation of almost 416,000,000 toys.
Toys-for-Tots is a program that brings all elements of a community together for a common cause for a few months each year, dedicated to helping in the development of our children. Toys-for-Tots delivers a message of hope to children who have little reason to have hope for the future.
The Cambridge Fire Department is once again proud to work with the Marines in this great endeavor. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any Cambridge Fire Station beginning Monday November 7, 2011 until Friday, December 2, 2011. After this date, toys can be brought to the Salvation Army at 402 Massachusetts Avenue.
Monetary donations can also be made via the Toys-For-Tots Website; www.toysfortots.org
For further information, contact Deputy Chief Gerry Mahoney at 617-349-4944 or visit the Cambridge Fire Department web site at www.cambridgefire.org