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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 "Girls employed in North Hollywood plant department office ready dolls they will add to phone company's collection. Last year, department accounted for more than 1400 gifts for children. In addition, each group sponsors needy family by providing toys, clothing and food."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00133410 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d040_f7_i7 CARL0005579011 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/63886
Women--California--San Fernando Valley Telephone companies--California--San Fernando Valley--Employees Dolls--California--San Fernando Valley Tables--California--San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs