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toys for tots

 

Each year the Kansas City Eye Clinic selects a special cause to volunteer their time and efforts during the Holiday season. This year, we discovered that our loyal employee and retired Marine, Bill Burgett works with Toys for Tots. He volunteers yearly to help distribute Toys for Tots donation boxes to many Overland Park businesses. Along with another retired Marine, they coordinate the pick up all of the donations in mid-December and bring them to a warehouse for sorting.

This year, the Kansas City Eye Clinic held their own drive and collected 70 toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the children of Overland Park. Bill is very thankful for the support, “Your support of this program is appreciated and many children will benefit from your kindness.”

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The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. You can read more about the program here.