COUNTY, MARINES COLLECTING TOYS FOR TOTS

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By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

November 25, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Putting a smile on a child’s face just feels good — especially during the holiday season.

You can get that good feeling by teaming up with County airports and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and donating a new, unwrapped toy to their annual Toys for Tots drive.

Collection boxes are out through Dec. 17 at four County airports including Gillespie Field in El Cajon and the Ramona Airport here in East County.

The toys that are donated are distributed each year to less fortunate children in our county communities.

As they have done in previous years, Marines will hold two special collections, in person and in full uniform, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Ramona Airport and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Fallbrook Airpark.

Donations can include new unwrapped toys, bikes, games, dolls, stuffed animals and just about anything that will help brighten up a child’s holidays. Pilots can fly in their donations to the airports.

So, feel good. And put a smile on a child’s face.

For more information, contact the Fallbrook Airpark at (760) 723-8395 or Ramona Airport at (760) 788-3366.