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Toys for Tots

Firefighters partner with Marine Corps in annual toy drive.

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The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will be assisting the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2013 Toys for Tots program. Marine representatives, like those shown above, collect toys year round for the annual toy drive. Collection boxes are located at all 38 Fairfax County fire stations.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will once again partner with the U.S. Marine Corps in the annual Toys for Tots program and are asking residents to drop off new, unwrapped toys at their neighborhood fire station.

“We donate more toys to the Toys for Tots program then any single agency or company in the Metro area,” said Fairfax County Fire Chief Richard Bowers. “We have collection boxes at all 38 county fire stations and are asking residents to help us in our partnership with the Marines.”

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

“This is a great partnership,” Bowers said. "Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics fully support the Toys for Tots program in partnering with the Marines to warm the hearts of local children for the holidays."