U.S. Marines have been gathering donated toys for needy children during the holidays since 1947. Toys For Tots needs your help this year to make a child's Christmas just a little bit brighter.

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Since the first Toys For Tots campaign back in 1947, millions of toys have been donated to kids who wouldn't have had a visit from Santa. The Marines say the objective of Toys For Tots "is and remains to bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children." Toys For Tots has had a pretty special mouse in their corner since 1948.

The Toys For Tots train logo was designed in 1948 by Walt Disney, and the logo is still in use today. Walt Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster which is being used again this year! Please help bring the joy of Christmas by buying and donating a toy to Toys For Tots.


November 6th: Gateway West, Mesa Hill and George Dieter Toys R Us/Babies R Us locations from 9-5. Marines will be outside the stores with collection boxes.

November 7th: Marines will be collecting toys at the Las Cruses football game that night.

November 8th: Marines will be collecting toys at the Bowie High School football game at Sunbowl Stadium.

November 9th: Marines will be at 100 S. Americas collecting toys at the Ideal Offroad Carshow.

November 16th: Marines will be collecting toys at the roller derby bout that evening at the Naughty vs. Nice bout.

November 22nd: Marineswill be present collecting toys at the El Paso Rhino Hockey game.

November 30th: Marines will be collecting toys at the local super Walmarts.

Please help our Marines and Toys For Tots!