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Department store to be drop-off location for toys
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Posted: 2013 Nov 01 - 06:55

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TREASURE COAST -- Bealls Department Stores will engage in a statewide partnership with the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program.

Bealls Department Stores has worked with the Manatee County Toys for Tots over the last five years serving as a toy drop-off location at our two department stores located in Bradenton. This year the partnership has grown to all 74 locations.

Toys for Tots drop-boxes will be in each of the Bealls Department stores throughout Florida beginning Nov.15, and will remain in place through Dec.20.

"We are very pleased to have Bealls on board the 2013 Marine Toys for Tots Team," said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

"Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for more than 65 years through our Toys for Tots Program. With their support we will fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of many additional less fortunate children in the state of Florida, who otherwise might be overlooked."

The mission of the 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.

For more information, visit BeallsFlorida.com.

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