Toys for Tots 2009

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The Oakland Raiders have teamed up with the United States Marine Corps once again for Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots Group Tickets:

Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets to this Sunday's Raiders home game, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Toys for Tots program. This offer is only available by calling 1-800-RAIDERS.

Tickets for Kids Donations:

Donate online today! Make a donation in $1 increments and help send a child to the 1/3/10 Raiders home game. Click here to donate online...

According to their web site, 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 needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Toys for Tots Began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.

From 1947 through 1979, Marines collected and distributed new and used toys. On Reserve drill weekends during October, November and December, Reserve Marines refurbished the used toys. From Christmas 1980 through the present, Marines have collected and distributed only new toys.

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