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Toys for Tots Grass Valley A Success

A successful toy distribution in Grass Valley Thursday morning. The Marine Corp Reserves and Salvation Army Toys for Tots giveaway took place at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Building. One of the organizers for the Marine Corps Reserves, John Bynes, says its the most children they have served in his 12 years with the program.

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John-BynesBynes says the event is the culminating activity that began with a National Conference in September, organizational meetings in October, toy collection during November and early December and it all came together this week.

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toys2Bynes says that over the years Toys for Tots has streamlined the process by only using the Salvation Army database to identify children.

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This year Bynes made a special discovery when a senior center in Grass Valley requested a collection box. A gentleman in the center had a tie to Toys for Tots since its inception. It was confirmed by his daughter.

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For privacy reasons his name is not being shared.
Bynes says the need for Toys for Tots keeps growing each year.

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The Grass Valley distribution took place at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Building from 10 AM to 1:00 PM.

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