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Toys given for tots
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
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 7, 1954 reads "Film actress Terry Moore gives armful of toys to Sgt. Carl Folette and Ad Club President Glenn E. Carter for 'Toys for Tots' drive sponsored by Marine Corps and Los Angeles Ad Club to help needy children. Toys can be deposited in barrels at neighborhood theaters, or mailed to the Marine Reserve."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Moore, Terry,--1929-
United States.--Marine Corps Reserve
Los Angeles Ad Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Presidents
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Soldiers--United States
Armed Forces--Reserves
Military uniforms
Dolls--California--San Fernando Valley
Toys--California--San Fernando Valley
Signs and signboards--California--San Fernando Valley
Portrait photographs--1951-1960
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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