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Toys for Tots drive starts
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys at Christmas to needy children. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. It began as a local charitable effort in Los Angeles. The initial effort was so successful that Toys for Tots launched a national campaign in 1948.
Photograph caption dated November 30, 1957 reads "Lt. Col. Ed Gilbert, left, commander of the Marine Corps Reserve in Los Angeles, and Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz, center, are shown with Gerald Block, right, president of Builders Emporium, as plans are made for the kickoff of the 1957 'Toys for Tots' campaign. Builders Emporium, again for the third year, will be the San Fernando Valley Collection Headquarters for the toy collection program."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Biscailuz, Eugene W.,--1883-1969
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department--Officials and employees
United States.--Marine Corps Reserve
Builders Emporium (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Presidents
Men--California--Los Angeles
Sheriffs--California--Los Angeles County
Soldiers--United States
Armed Forces--Reserves
Military uniforms
Signs and signboards--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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