Toys For Tots thanks you

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A big thank you from Toys For Tots, a program supported by the Marine Corps League Julian D. Dusenbury Detachment 410 in this area. We would like to thank all the businesses, volunteers, and people who donated their time, money and new toys this year to help our needy children in the area.

Toys for Tots in Florence serves five counties – Florence, Marion, Darlington, Dillon and Williamsburg counties. In this five-county area we were able to collect over 10,000 toys this year. We assisted 1,341 of the 1,541 families that applied.

This happens because many times families will apply and we cannot reach them by phone to let them know their application has been filled or they don’t come and pick it up Roughly about 5,364 children were helped this year. We could not have done this without all your help. Jim Williams, Florence Co-coordinator for Toys For Tots