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County Police Partners With U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Dec 02, 2012

The Gaston County Police Department has formed a partnership with the Gaston County chapter of the United States Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program and the department’s quarters at 420 West Franklin Blvd in Gastonia is now a drop off point for toys.  Toys for Tots donation boxes are located in the front foyer of the police department.  The department’s Explorer Scouts will also be assisting the Toys for Tots Program with toy collections as well.

The 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.  The program was founded in 1947 and has collected and delivered over 500 million toys.

If you would like to make a donation to Toys for Tots, have your business become a toy drop off point, find a current toy drop off point or want more information about the Toys for Tots program, please visit the Toys for Tots web-site at  or contact the Gaston County Toys for Tots Coordinator, Bill Starr, at or 919-793-8833

For further information, contact Sergeant Josh Hamlin, Educational Services Unit, at 704-862-6332.