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Brownies aid 'Toys for Tots' drive
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Valley Times 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 December 20, 1957 reads "S/Sgt. David Bullard of North Hollywood Marine Corps Recruiting office accepts 'Toys for Tots' from North Hollywood Brownies. Aiding annual Marine Corps drive are from left, Melissa Carrau, Marilyn Bewsher and Andrea Albro. Leaders of new troop are Mmes. Lee Carrau, Robert Clark and Lawrence Young."
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Marine Corps Reserve
Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Men--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles--Societies and Clubs
Brownie Girl Scouts--California--Los Angeles
Girl Scouts--California--Los Angeles
Soldiers--United States
Armed Forces--Reserves
Military uniforms
Dolls--California--Los Angeles
Books--California--Los Angeles
Uniforms--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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