The Toys for Tots Story
Is there anything better than seeing U.S. Marines dressed in uniform accepting toys to give to needy children?
It’s a picture worth a thousand words.
In 1947, just two years after after the conclusion of World War II, the wife of Major Bill Hendricks handcrafted a “Raggedy Ann” doll and asked her husband to find a charitable organization that would deliver it to a needy child at Christmas. Unable to locate any agencies with that mission in the Los Angeles area, Major Hendricks and a handful of Marine Reservists collected 5,000 toys that they distributed to needy children on Christmas Day. In so doing, they launched the Toys for Tots program.
Expanded into a nationwide program in 1948, Marines have collected and delivered toys at Christmas to America’s neediest children for over 50 years. Today the Toys for Tots program delivers over 8 million toys to more than 4 million children annually.
Carolina Career College has partnered with Ray Price Harley-Davidson for this year’s Toys for Tots toy drive. From now through December 4th, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the Carolina Career College Research Triangle Park campus at 5400 S. Miami Blvd, #140, Durham, NC 27703 weekdays between 9a-5p and receive a voucher of your choice of a free standard Microsoft Office course or $300 off the technical course of your choice.
Toys will be delivered to the Toys for Tots Classic Car and Bike Show on Saturday, December 5th at 1pm at Lonestar Steakhouse in Knightdale, NC.
Watch for Carolina Career College President Scott Aaron riding in on his Harley!