The Bulldog Detachment of the Marine Corps League collected enough toys to help give more than 1,500 underprivileged children in Washington County a Merry Christmas last year.
That kind of success doesn't happen overnight and it doesn't happen without a lot of community support and careful planning, according to David Danfelt of the local detachment.
This year, Toys for Tots is aiming to collect more toys than ever, Danfelt said.
Boxes for toys and jars for monetary donations will go out in early October to businesses, organizations and private clubs to support Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots has been a Marine Corps Reserve project nationwide for more than 56 years. It began operating in Washington County in 1997, Danfelt said.