Tribute to the US Marines and the Toys for Tots drive

During the holiday season you see a lot of places that have collection boxes outside their office or place of business collecting for toys for tots.  Sometimes people go through the motions of just placing a toy in the box, but not really taking a moment to think of what is actually happening.

The Objective as listed on the website:

OBJECTIVES:
“The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.”

27 Miracles had the honor of US Marine Robert Ward and his partner attend the 27 Miracles Christmas Extravaganza on December 2.  US Marine Robert Ward spoke about the reason that they do this collection.  He shared with us that due to the deployed soldiers there are only 10 Marines in Central Florida involved in this toy drive.  That is not nearly enough help.  But these men and women give up their time during the holiday season to do this service for the communities that are in need. 

Thank you to all that attended the event, we collected 4 full boxes the day of the event and another box the week after……

http://orlando-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/about-local-toys-for-tots.asp

While there at the Extravaganza, 27 Miracles wanted to honor not only US Marine Robert Ward, but other guests that were in the service at some point, with a tribute  to them.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZZf619DIpo

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