Hanscom Federal Credit Union Collects Toys for Children in Need

USMC Staff Sergeant Christopher Harjo (center), the Essex and Middlesex County Toys for Tots Coordinator, with employees of Hanscom Federal Credit Union’s Main Branch on Hanscom AFB.

 

This year Hanscom Federal Credit Union collected new and unwrapped children’s toys in collection boxes set up at seven Hanscom FCU branches. The toys were donated to the United States Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive and will be delivered to local children who need some hope and joy this holiday season.

“Most of us hold happy memories of a favorite toy or gift that was given to us during the holidays when we were children,” said Hanscom FCU Chairman Paul Marotta. “Today, there are children in our community who are at risk of growing up without the fond memories we have. Our ethos of ‘People Helping People’ drives us year-round, but during this time of year, it’s even more important to act on those words, to reach out with a helping hand to our neighbors and our neighbors’ children.”

Toy collection boxes were set up at the Littleton, Bedford, MITRE Bedford, Burlington, Brockton, Devens, and Main Office (Hanscom AFB) branches.

Since 1947, the United States Marine Corps Reserve has conducted the Toys for Tots program nationwide. Beginning in October of each year, toys are collected to donate to children at need who need some hope and joy in their lives. For more information about the Toys for Tots program, visit www.toysfortots.org

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