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Toys for Tots
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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 April 25, 1958 reads "Capt. Carleton Bingham, commanding officer of North Hollywood Marine Reserve, Battery A, second from left, and Major Fred A. Kraus, right, view toy repair shop at San Fernando Veterans Hospital and inspect patients' work displayed by, from left, Barbara Gage, chief of student training, occupational therapy department; Lowell C. Like, manager of hospital, and patient Roy B. Connor."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Marine Corps Reserve
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)--Employees
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Hospital patients--California--Los Angeles
Soldiers--United States
Armed Forces--Reserves
Military uniforms
Toys--California--Los Angeles
Miniature objects--California--Los Angeles
Hospitals--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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