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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 December 8, 1954 reads "Plant department employes (sic) of Van Nuys office of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. line up dolls they will add to district collection for hospitals, orphanages in Los Angeles ares. Girls buy dolls, dress them and contribute money to fund for other toys. This is fourth year they have celebrated holiday with toys for tots campaign."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--Employees Women--California--Los Angeles Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles--Employees Dolls--California--Los Angeles Tables--California--Los Angeles Lamps--California--Los Angeles Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs