Oswego, NY – The Oswego Border Patrol has joined on as a major supporter of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign this holiday season, according to local Toys for Tots Coordinator Chris Jones.
The Oswego Border Patrol has been gathering and donating toys for the 2012 Toys for Tots annual toy drive. They joined numerous other area businesses and organizations including: The Broadwell Hospitality Group (Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront, Best Western Captain’s Quarters, and GS Steamers), Step One Creative, The Oswego Firefighters Association #2707, US Coast Guard Station Oswego, and Oswego County Sheriff’s Department.
“We greatly appreciate the support of the Oswego Border Patrol for this year’s toy drive,” said Jones. “Our recent Day of Sharing event at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center showed the strength of community support, and the Oswego Border Patrol was a big part of this year’s success.”
“Toys for Tots has had over 750 toys donated this holiday season, and we are so grateful for all of outreach,” he added.
Since the program was founded in 1947, every year Toys for Tots provides grateful families nationwide with the joy of a new gift on Christmas. The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
Drop off box locations within the Oswego Community include: Burger’s Okinawan Karate School, Novelis Corp, Canale’s Restaurant, American Legion, VFW, Lighthouse Lanes, Oswego County FCU, Wal-Mart, JC Penney’s, Raby’s Ace Hardware, River’s End Bookstore, Alliance Bank, Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront, Best Western, Bridie Manor, Burritt Motors, City Hall, Dynamic Sound & Security, Beacon Hotel, Leo Pryor’s Taekwondo America, All Kinney Locations, Oswego Family Physicians, Oswego Police Department, Eastside Oswego Fire Department, United States Coast Guard Station Oswego, Oswego Border Patrol and Oswego County Sheriff’s Department.
For additional information please contact: Chris Jones, Toys for Tots Coordinator at (315) 342-0396. To learn more about Toys for Tots please visit their national site at www.toysfortots.org, or for local information http://fulton-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp.