Toys for Tots…

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The school sent home a letter from a Marine asking children to draw a picture about Toys for Tots and that they would be selecting 2 kids from each grade to go shopping at Toys R Us (with a parent) for gifts for needy children. Delaney and I discussed this project and why it was important and she really wanted to participate. So we went to the website and we discussed how the program got started and what it does today and then we looked at pictures of Marine’s collecting and providing gifts. She then drew a wonderful picture that I wanted to share with everyone, because SHE WON. She is very excited and I am thrilled that she can participate first hand in the True Meaning of Christmas. We are going to have lots of fun tomorrow morning at Toys R Us. And I didn’t realize that the Marine who sent home the letter is the father of one of Delaney’s friends in her class (they actually sit at the same table together). So, tomorrow morning, Delaney and Samantha will be out helping other children have a wonderful Christmas! Great Job Delaney!

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  1. peg mulqueen said:

    My name is Peg Mulqueen and Im a copy writer for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. I would love your permission to use Delaney’s picture in our own fundraising efforts. If you are willing, please email me at your earliest convenience: … thank you so much! and great job, Delaney!

    June 22, 2011
  2. Erin said:

    What a beautiful piece of art… no wonder she won! She is truly talented… and I agree, the eyelashes make it! I’m so glad she got to participate in such a wonderful event. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    November 25, 2008
  3. Sue said:

    This is such a great experience for her. She just made a lot of other kids happy!

    November 25, 2008
  4. La said:

    I love the eyelashes! Congratulations on doing such good work Delaney!

    November 24, 2008
  5. Kay said:

    Delaney had a great time-she got a certificate and a pin from the Marines. She also got to pick out $700 worth of toys for other children. She picked out for Boys, Girls and Babies! She also liked being there with her friend Samantha! A good time was had by all!

    November 24, 2008
  6. Kelly said:

    CONGRATS LANEY!!! How very proud you should be and hope your day shopping was fun! Love you…..

    November 23, 2008
  7. hot mama said:

    What a great picture. Notice the stripes on the Marines pants. Just like they have in real life. Boy, she does see the detail. That is a great picture. I can’t wait to talk to you and see what she picked out for toys. I hope she had a good time. Good job little one. Love you, Nana.

    November 23, 2008

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