The mission of the Calvert and Charles County Toys-for-Tots Program is to collect new and unwrapped toys, and accept monetary donations for the purpose of purchasing toys during the months of October, November and December.

These toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in Calvert and Charles Counties. The primary goal of Toys-for-Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

The US Marine Corp Reserves, the Children’s Aid (Calvert County) and the Greater Jaycees of Waldorf (Charles County) have partnered for the 2010 campaign to better serve the less fortunate families of Calvert and Charles Counties.
 
All toys collected from the US Marine Reserve Corp drop off sites and monetary donations in Calvert and Charles Counties will be reported to the Marine Corp Toys-for-Tots Foundation and which will be used to help the less fortunate families of Calvert and Charles Counties.
 
Calvert County residents requesting toy donations please fill out and submit the Toy Request Form located at
www.calverttoysfortots.com in the right hand menu. All information provided will be submitted to the Calvert County Department of Social Services for screening to verify the need for assistance and to prevent the duplication of services. Families for Calvert DSS angel tree should not apply to toys-for-tots.
 
Charles County residents requesting toy donations should contact the Guidance Office at Your Childs Elementary School and mention the Jaycees toys-for-tots program. For children not attending elementary or public schools please contact Joan Watkins at (301) 843-2233 or (301) 645-4546. Families who are already registered with the Greater Jaycees of Waldorf should not try to register for the US Marine Corp Reserve Toys-for-Tots as the programs are partnered.

Deadline for families to register for assistance is Friday Dec. 10. The deadline for toy drop offs is Friday December 17.

For a full list of drop off locations please visit www.calverttoysfortots.com or www.charlestoysfortots.com  or look for signs and collection boxes. For more information about the program please visit www.calverttoysfortots.com  or www.charlestoysfortots.com.

Please help Toys-for-Tots of Calvert and Charles Counties, the Children’s Aid and the Greater Jayce