Earlier this month, DynCorp International team members from the Fort Worth, Texas, office delivered toys collected as part of the Toys for Tots Drive to the local Marine Corps recruiting office. This was the third year the rally took place, now a tradition for those working in the Fort Worth office.
Steve Cantrell, Admin Services senior manager, pulled the trailer full of new, unwrapped toys with his truck and was joined by a convoy of cars and motorcycles on the delivery route.
“It appeared we were able to collect roughly three times the amount of gifts we collected from last year, so we were proud to deliver these toys to children in need for the holiday season,” said Cantrell.
Most of the toys for the drive were donated by DI employees, with additional generosity coming from employees of CenterScope Technologies (CSTI), DynCorp International’s Mentor Protégé program partner. DI employees also coordinated with the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel to fill donation boxes with toys from hotel employees and guests.
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.
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.
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.