Wrapping for a good cause

Ronald Hallock, 10, works on wrapping a gift at the Kitsap Pavilion on Monday for Toys for Tots. - Photo by Kassie Korich
Ronald Hallock, 10, works on wrapping a gift at the Kitsap Pavilion on Monday for Toys for Tots.
— image credit: Photo by Kassie Korich

Just like Santa Claus’s elves, Marine Corps League members and volunteers will be very busy this week getting all the toys wrapped for the Toys for Tots.

Since Thanksgiving, toys from the public have been pouring in and now it is the job of members of the Marine Corps League and community volunteers to get them encased in festive holiday wrapping paper in time for the Toys for Tots event which will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday at the Pavilion. The Marine Corps League members, as well as active-duty Marines, will be passing out toys to those children who are less fortunate this holiday season.

“We will be wrapping this whole week, at times we will have 10 people and other times there will be 50 people wrapping,” said Robin Hallock, Marine Corps League member.

The Toys for Tots campaign has been collecting toys since just after Thanksgiving. There are currently 16 local donation stations where unwrapped toys can be dropped off and collections will continue for about another two weeks, according to Hallock. The donation stations will continue to stay open past this Saturday, the distribution day, so that the Toys for Tots program can get a jump start for next year.

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