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Toys For Tots Campaign Toy Collection Day

It's going to be a very Merry Christmas for thousands of children this year.

US Marines are collecting toys in their Toys for Tots campaign today.

This year alone, Toys for Tots is sponsoring more than 900 families and 2,200 children in a 5 county area.

Sergeant Joseph Fernandez says it's a wonderful feeling to be able to provide for them.

"Hopefully as they grow and become productive American citizens, they will look back on it and they will know that they were valuable and they will pass that on to other children," said Sergeant Fernandez.

Sergeant Fernandez also says that every year the number of kids in need continues to grow.

Just five years ago, the number of families that signed up for toys for tots was in the low hundreds.

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