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 Your donation will go to a child in the Florida Keys  

Donation sites to drop off new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots can be found throughout Islamorada including all three Islamorada Fire Stations, Boardwalk Pizza, the Islamorada Moose Lodge, Ace Hardware, Mangrove Mike's, Midway Café, First State Bank, Ocean Gardens, CVS Islamorada, Trading Post and Oceanview Inn & Sports Pub. Please consider purchasing a toy or making a donation to bring joy to a local child this holiday.

Marine Toys for Tots 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 toys you donate will go to children in the Florida Keys.

Donations may also be made online, so you don't even have to go shopping to give a gift to a needy child this Christmas. Visit toysfortots.org  learn more or make a donation. and visit https://www.facebook.com/keystoys4tots/ to learn about the Poker Run on December 16th.


The History of the Toys for Tots Foundation:

Since 1775 the Marine Corps has defended freedom and democracy - A duty they have fulfilled with honor, courage, and commitment.  As they have fulfilled that duty, Marines have earned a well deserved reputation for toughness.

However, there is another side to the Marine Corps - The side that springs from a genuine concern for the communities in which they live, and a deep compassion for the under- privileged children of America.  That's the side that exemplifies the spirit of the Marine Corps.  That side is found in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

In 1947, a group of Marines recognized that there were children in the community could benefit from the generosity of local citizens.  The Marines Toys for Tots program was established then and has been going strong ever since.  The Marines took this mission into their hands and have given all of their efforts for many years.  The purpose of this program is to send a message of hope to the children of the community.