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Marines appearing at Haggen stores in Marysville, Arlington in support of Toys for Tots drive

MARYSIVLLE — U.S. Marines will be meeting the public Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 in support of the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign.

Marines will be at Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores, including the local stores in Marysville at 3711 88th St. and Arlington at 20115 74th Ave. N.E., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Haggen stores are collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys from Nov. 17 through Dec. 17 for Toys for Tots. Cash donations may be made at www.toysfortots.org.

Toys for Tots, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, conducts toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states. Ninety-six percent of all cash donations stay in local communities for the purchase of toys, ensuring there is something available for all age groups of boys and girls. Local coordinators collaborate with agencies, organizations and churches to distribute the toys to children of area families in need.

“Toys for Tots makes the holidays brighter for thousands of children each year,” said Becky Skaggs, spokesperson for Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores. “Its outstanding reputation assures donors that their gifts will be used well.”

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