/EINPresswire.com/ Alpharetta, GA — Throughout the country, donations are exceeding expectations through local Toys for Tots drop off locations.

For more than 60 years. U.S. Marines have collected toys to distribute to local children and teenagers. These donations from toy companies and average Americans help ensure that children and teenagers receive holiday gifts that might not otherwise be possible.

Although the economy is still struggling to recover, in many areas the Toys for Tots program is flourishing. In 2011, the last year that the organization has released data, more than seven million children received nearly 16 million toys. Corporations such as Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Build-A-Bear Workshop, LEGO, Hasbro, Hess and Scholastic sponsor the toy drive and millions more toys come from private donations.

“Many members of the Marine Corps tell me that the Toys for Tots program is one of the biggest benefits of joining the Marines. They love playing Santa to millions of children around the country who otherwise wouldn’t receive a holiday gift. If you’ve never had a chance to purchase a toy for the Toys for Tots drive, I urge you to get involved to help make a child’s holiday unforgettable,” said Larry Fowler of USMarines.com (http://www.usmarines.com/).

USMarines.com is website that features different U.S. Marines careers, such as logistics, command and control systems, air ground task force, infantry, data systems, public affairs, military police, linguist and intelligence, as well as information on the requirements to join the Marines. Potential and current Marines can find the rank structure, the different benefits of joining the Corps, retirement information and the USMC core values.

The site also links to informational articles, including information for military wives, about the G.I. Bill and installation information and other knowledge that Marines will find useful. Additionally, users can visit an online shop where they can purchase clothing, patches, flags and other patriotic gear.

“Whether you’re currently a Marine involved in the Toys for Tots program or you want to learn more about what it means to become a member of this elite fighting force, USMarines.com has the information that you need. Visit our site to see if you have what it takes to become a U.S. Marine,” said Fowler.

About USMarines.com: USMarines.com (http://www.usmarines.com/) is an online resource that exists to help anyone who’s interested in serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. The site has a vast selection of informational articles including information on Marine Corps ranks, the benefits of joining the Marines, U.S. Marines careers that are available and the requirements to join the Marines. To learn more about the U.S. Marine Corps, please visit http://www.usmarines.com/.

Media Contact:
Larry Fowler
Alpharetta, GA
[email protected]

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