With the holiday season in full swing, Net Atlantic employees teamed up with the Salem High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (MCJROTC) in support of the Toys for Tots Program. We wanted to give back to the community and thought that the collection of toys for local children was a perfect way to spread our holiday cheer. We were able to raise more than four dozen toys thanks to the generosity of Net Atlantic employees. It was a great day when the Salem High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC came to join in the fun and pick up the toys to share the magic of Christmas.
Toys for Tots began in 1947, when the wife of a Marine Officer made a doll and could not find an avenue to distribute it to a needy child. A national effort by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to collect toys for under privileged children began through the Marine Officers efforts. Today, about 4 million children a year now receive the gifts, collected from gas stations, malls and offices all over the country.
This holiday season, why not bring a smile to a young child’s face and participate in the Toys for Tots Program in your community! No matter where you live, you can contribute to your local Toys for Tots campaign in several ways. You can donate online at www.toysfortots.org, drop a toy at one of the many toy drop locations in your area, or host a “Toys for Tots” event at your home or office before December 25th.