Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
In a combined effort by the US Marine Corps and several corporate sponsors, shipments of toys and books were made available to the hardest hit communities in New York and New Jersey. Marine coordinators for Toys for Tots in these areas were on hand to accept the gifts and take them back to their communities for distribution to families before the holidays. Sponsors on hand included Author Services, Inc., Duracell, Hasbro, Little Caesars, Lockheed Martin and Toys R Us.
The Blue Angels turned their C-130 aircraft, nicknamed “Fat Albert,” into Santa’s Sleigh with its mission to help the Marine Toys Foundation save Christmas for many children still living with destruction from Superstorm Sandy. The Blue Angels arrived at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst with Santa on board after picking up an aircraft full of gifts in Atlanta, GA, and Washington D.C. Additional toys were trucked in to meet the plane to deliver a message of hope and happiness to deserving children.
Along with the pallets of toys that were provided, were an equally impressive donation of books from such publishers as Galaxy Press and Scholastic. Retired Marine Corps Lt. General Pete Osmond, President and CEO of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, made his goal for literacy through Toys for Tots very clear: for every two toys given a child, they should also receive a book.
Among those joined in the human chain unloading holiday gifts were Lt. Gov New Jersey Kim Guadagno, Marine Corps Lt. General Pete Osmond, Marine Corps Col. Robert Tobin, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Franklin Kolbe, Author Services Inc. representative John Goodwin, and Vice President Hasbro, Inc., Karen Davis. “We are very happy to be able to make these Stories from the Golden Age books available,” stated Goodwin. “These were written at a time when American’s needed high interest entertainment and L. Ron Hubbard proved himself as one of America’s most popular writers with over 200 published stories to his credit during its Golden Age of fiction.”
Author Services, Inc., (ASI) literary agency representing L. Ron Hubbard’s literary, theatrical and musical works, initially began working with Toys for Tots through the Hollywood Christmas Parade for which it is the annual green room and Toys for Tots is the parade charity.