Toys for Tots sign up dates set for Nov. 27, 29

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CENTREVILLE — All new fam­i­lies or those with a new ad­di­tion must sign up to re­ceive toys from the Ma­rine Corps Foun­da­tion’s Toys for Tots pro­gram.

There are two sign-up dates. One is from noon to 2 p.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 27, at the Amer­i­can Le­gion at 2619 Centreville Road in Centreville. The other is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tues­day, Nov. 29, at the Elks Lodge at 502 Dutch­man’s Lane in Easton.

Fam­i­lies will need a photo-ID, birth cer­tifi­cates, or records from the hospi­tal for each of their chil­dren. The Ma­rine Corps Foun­da­tion will ac­cept a let­ter on depart­ment let­ter­head from char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions such as St. Martin’s Min­istries or the So­cial Ser­vices De­part­ments of Kent, Queen Anne’s, Tal­bot, Caro­line, and Dorch­ester coun­ties. The let­ters must pro­vide the names of the chil­dren and their dates of birth.

The foun­da­tion pro­vides gifts for chil­dren up to and in­clud­ing age 17. Those need­ing toys for chil­dren, other than their own, must show court or­dered cus­tody or a let­ter from So­cial Ser vices.

The pub­lic is asked to not con­tact the Amer­i­can Le­gion or Elks as they have no part in the Toys for Tots Cam­paign other than pro­vid­ing a point of dis­tri­bu­tion.

Let­ters have gone out to over 625 fam­i­lies, pro­vid­ing their spe­cific date and lo­ca­tion for the dis­tri­bu­tion of toys. New sign-ups will be pro­vided this in­for­ma­tion.

Fam­i­lies that moved since last year must con­tact Toys for Tots by email ad­dressed to suzi­etft@ gmail.com and pro­vide a cur­rent place of res­i­dency.

Due to the large vol­ume of phone calls and phone-tag, the toys cam­paign doesn’t re­turn phone calls.

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