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Toys for Tots (Rockville, MD) – Request for Volunteers Toys for Tots 2023 Event

Updated: Nov 15

We are looking for 32 PHS volunteers to help us sort a large number of toys for the Toys for Tots Program.Event: Toys for Tots Date: Saturday, December 16th 2023 Time: Two Shifts 10:00 am -12:30 pm (16 officers) and from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (16 officers) Location: 2096 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20878 (Bldg. sets in back of parking lot) Event Sponsor: U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program Uniform of the Day: Jeans, DC COA or PHS spirit wear (please don’t wear any components of your uniform, such as the blue ODU t-shirt), closed shoes, coat or sweater, working gloves. Point of Contact: CDR Iris Valentin-Bon ( and CDR Cynthia Chennault ( COVID-19 Safety Information: Face coverings are optional within the warehouse and social distancing is recommended. Deadline for sign up: Friday, December 1st, 2023 MISSION of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. GOAL: The primary goal of Toys for Tots 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. OBJECTIVES: 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 communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. PHS Officers will volunteer to sort toys and pack them during this one-day activity. PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE RECOGNIZED you should have and maintain a current DC COA and COA membership (i.e., dues are paid) which is required for all DC COA leadership and volunteers (e.g., for a Certificate of Appreciation) for their participation in a leadership role or as a volunteer for a DC COA-sponsored activity. Officers may choose to participate in a leadership role on a committee or subcommittee, or volunteer for an activity, without being a current member, however, they will not be officially recognized by DC COA/COA for their participation.

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