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Program gave toys to more than 900 tots

January 16, 2001

Program gave toys to more than 900 tots



More than 900 children received toys during the past holiday season as a result of the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in Washington County.

Making sure every child had at least one toy under the tree at Christmas was the group's goal.

Chairman Bob Glausier said that more than 900 children received three toys through the program this past Christmas.

"What was left over, we donated to Christmas With Nick at the Sheraton Four Points," Glausier said. Each child who attended that traditional dinner got a toy.

The toys are donated or purchased with money that is donated, Glausier said. Any money remaining is sent to the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., and will be available next year for Washington County.

For Christmas 2000, Marines donated 500 toys to the local effort. Individual toy donations and $3,000 in cash donations were also used.

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"If there is something extra in your 2001 budget, please make a donation to the Toys for Tots program," Glausier said. Each year, those monetary donations are used to buy toys for the children.

Organizers encourage churches, civic groups, Scouts and others to support the effort.

Toys for Tots has been a Marine Corps Reserve project for 52 years. It began operating in Washington County in 1997, thanks to the Marine Corps League in Hagerstown.

Glausier is commandant of the Marine Corps League, Bulldog Detachment.

The toys were distributed Monday, Dec. 18, in an empty storefront at the Long Meadow Shopping Center.

Anyone wishing more information on how to donate to Toys for Tots or who needs toys picked up may call Glausier at 301-432-5289, or Philip Stotelmyer at 301-790-0296.

- Marlo Barnhart

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