I want to do my part. The Marines are leading the way in showing us that something can be done about it
HAMPTON, Va. (PRWEB) December 15, 2017
Dr. Barry LeJeune joined the U.S. Marines in an all out campaign to attack poverty and illiteracy in our own society through the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Literacy Program. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty over 16 Million children in the United States live below the federal poverty level. Dr. Barry LeJeune was quoted as saying, “Something should be done about this!”
During a special event and banquet honoring the U.S. Marines, the Toys for Tots Program and the Toys for Tots Literacy Program were also recognized.
During the event presentation, Captain Joseph Draeger of the U.S. Marines said, “Through the gift of a book we can provide the tools needed to help break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.” Dr. Barry LeJeune said that his colleagues all agreed to support this program, and during the event they raised enough money to help over ten thousand disadvantaged families in the United States.
Dr. Barry LeJeune said, “I want to do my part. The Marines are leading the way in showing us that something can be done about it; something can be done about poverty and illiteracy.”
ABOUT TOTS FOR TOTS In 1947, after WWII, Toys for Tots began in Los Angeles when Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservist collected and distributed 5000 Toys to needy children. Then, in 2008, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program was launched. Companies such as The UPS Store, Hasbro, Toys R Us, The Walt Disney Company and many more all joined the fight in supporting the Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign.
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