The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys through December of each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Now in its 62nd year of operation, the objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources--our children; to unite all members of local comunities in a common cause for each year during the annual toy collection and distribution period; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
Beginning November 1st, all Titusville Fire Stations will participate with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and serve as collection points for community donations of new unwrapped toys to the TOYS FOR TOTS program. Titusville Fire Station locations are:
Station #10: 617 N. Singleton Avenue
Station #11: 550 S. Washington Avenue
Station #12: 2150 S. Park Avenue
Station #14: 4715 S Barna Avenue
According to Brevard County Toys for Tots Coordinator Derek M. Walls, USMC, anyone interested in registering to receive toys through the Toys for Tots program can obtain registration information at www.myspace.com/toysfortotsbrevardfl Unfortunately, they do not have sufficient staff to answer and respond to telephone calls.