Giving Thanks and Giving Back

As part of her ongoing commitment to community service, First Lady Michelle Obama spearheaded an effort among White House staff this holiday season to support Toy for Tots, a program that donates toys to children for Christmas.

Just last week, she visited the Quantico Toys for Tots warehouse in Stafford, VA to drop off some of the toys donated by White House employees.  Take a look:

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Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps reserve that has distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children over the past 62 years.  In 2008 alone, the program was active in 657 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Learn how you can be part of the Toys for Tots program in your local community by visiting ToysforTots.org.

 

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