In addition to fighting our wars, guarding our embassies and serving as America's force in readiness on ships around the globe, the Marine Corps also has a charitable toy program. Through Toys For Tots, the Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the toys are collected.
The mission 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, patriotic citizens."
It is a great program and there is still time to participate.
The links below will help you find the nearest Toys For Tots location where you can drop of a new, unwrapped toy for a needy child.
Click Here For Dutchess, Orange, Ulster & Sullivan County Toy Drop Off Locations
Click Here For Westchester and Putnam CountyToy Drop Off Locations
Click Here for the New York State Toys For Tots Website
Click Here For the National Toys For Tots Website
Kieran Michael Lalor is a former high school teacher, Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and founder of the consulting firm KML Strategies, LLC. He is a graduate of Providence College and Pace Law School and is currently pursuing an MBA at Pace University's Lubin School of Business. Lalor is the founder of Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans for Congress (AIVC) and a frequent guest on Fox & Friends.
Sean P Eagan
Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans