WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet is partnering with DC's 107.3 and the U.S. Marine Corps for its annual Toys for Tots campaign. To ensure that children throughout the Washington, D.C. area receive a gift this holiday season, Chevrolet today donated $5,000 to Toys for Tots and kicked-off a toy drive that will run through December 14.
"Chevrolet is committed to working with local charities to provide gifts to children during the holiday season," said Mark Hogland, Chevrolet zone manager. "With the community's generosity, together we can give a child the gift of a magical holiday season. It takes all of us, working together, to make real changes."
Said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation: "We are very fortunate to have the generous support of the Washington D.C. Area Chevrolet Dealers. No doubt, with the toys collected at their area dealerships, along with their $5,000 contribution, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of many less fortunate children, who otherwise might have been overlooked."
Chevrolet is asking the community to bring a new, unwrapped toy to any of the 27 Chevrolet dealerships in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For a list of participating dealerships and more information about Toys for Tots, please visit DCs1073.com dedicated Toys for Tots program page.
Toys for Tots, a 67-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each holiday season.
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About the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 67th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday season. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.