bring the joy of Christmas to America's needy children.
Troy, MI (Vocus) November 12, 2010
AmeriCare Medical has become the newest drop-off location for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Program. The initial objective that remains the hallmark of Toys for Tots today is to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children.” Since the organization was established in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children.
The nationwide Toys for Tots campaign has received support from celebrities like Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee and Vic Damone, Bob Hope, John Wayne, Doris Day, Lorrie Morgan, Tim Allen, Kenny Rogers and Billy Ray Cyrus, First Lady Nancy Reagan and First Lady Barbara Bush. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the U. S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve.
“We are so happy to be able to help such a longstanding and charitable program,” says AmeriCare President Gregory Jamian. “AmeriCare has always devoted an extensive amount of time giving back to the community, and Toys for Tots is a great way to ensure that families in Michigan can have a Merry Christmans.”
AmeriCare Medical is located at 1938 Woodslee Dr, between Maple and Big Beaver off John R road. A box will be right inside the front door from today until Wednesday, December 8 when the toys will be taken to Toys for Tots of Oakland County to be distributed.
Please bring only new, unwrapped toys to donate.
For more information, please call Cristina Shallal at 248.288.2270, or email cshallal(at)americaremedical(dot)com.