Knorr Systems, Inc. (KSI), is pleased to announce our participation in the US Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots Program for the 3rd year. The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in our local communities.
Created in 1947, the Toys for Tots program was created 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.
Just in the past year, the Marine Toys for Tots program collected and distributed 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children. This community action program took place in 792 communities across the United States and Knorr Systems is proud to be a part of this very important program.
Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December. Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.
While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.
All three of Knorr Systems offices: Santa Ana, CA; Livermore, CA and Addison, TX, are proud to be participating in the Toys for Toys program and we hope to have more than 100 toy donations to really make a difference in our local communities.