In 1947, the Toys for Tots Program began when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Corps Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. Since its inception 60 plus years ago, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed more than 313 million toys to 151 million children (www.mcnj.org/ToysforTotsHistory).
For many years, the Crystal Lake Police Department has been a local participant in such a great cause. Without the tremendous contributions from our citizens, this program would not be successful. This year, the Police Department will be at it again.
Starting Tuesday, November 13, 2018, until Monday, December 17, 2018, anyone who wishes to donate a toy can come to the Crystal Lake Police Department, 100 W Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, and drop off a new and unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots box located in the lobby. The Police Department’s lobby hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 7:00pm
Closed on weekends and holidays.
Donated toys go to serve children in McHenry County. Let’s help make a child’s holiday season a little merrier this year.