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I'd say it's the US marine -- -- Mission to collect and distribute and millions of toys to young kids across the country.
Here with more on the US Marines Toys for Tots program is sergeant Benjamin.
Hernandez -- disease Imus mean thanks for doing this thanks for your service.
I don't know a lot of people know that the Marine Corps started Toys for Tots and they maintain it for all these years.
65 years talk about some of the history and.
All yes and towards I guess -- that's actually started in 1946 by major bill Hendricks in California.
-- -- his wife's idea you know what they say behind every good manners is a good woman sounded.
There's his wife's idea she wanted to some way to get back to the to the kids in California that couldn't get toys.
So -- put together program he grabbed his Marines and they went out -- sort of get -- Toys to needy children his wife actually.
Sewn together on reg and all that was the first toy ever distributed.
As as a Toys for Tots until -- that's fantastic lap.
-- lonely distributed to -- more than seven million kids and this year.
A special partnership for living social tell us what they're doing it how people -- -- -- -- -- living -- they're written there they're really gone above and beyond this year really help us out if you go to living social dot com.
Any member there that goes ahead and -- five dollars a gonna -- -- matchup for a two million dollars worth the toys.
So I mean that's a huge contribution to us -- Tourists this year and then for those that you know might not know living social living social -- -- organization -- going to find great deals for your community.
So if you go to go to living social back -- that really helped put us out big time this year.
My -- make fun of my addiction to living -- -- the group on let people know if they've never done it and I do every year but what types of things you're looking for.
For kids across the country.
As far as as far as what what types of toys I mean a lot of people is -- -- what's -- hot -- what's the new -- It to be honest that kind of depends on the kid.
The people always like stuffed animals dolls are sports toys anything that really brings a smile to the kid that for us that that's the big thing for us.
Big they gotta you gotta caseloads.
-- that he got right there you know any kid gets that and and he's gonna have is gonna -- that for.
The whole year so any toy that really -- -- by the kid's face.
-- -- -- for Christmas when I was a young kid.
I actually received Toys for Tots gifts when I was how small and for me that was actually a big part of why -- the Marine Corps and what really made me get involved -- doing Toys for Tots probably yours now.
Fantastic they've donated over 500 million toys.
Over -- 65 years get all living social dot com the matching up to a million toys sergeant Hernandez thanks for your service thanks for being here thank you very much guys coming up.
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