Recognizing that today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, the staff at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ICE Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, led by Enforcement and Removal Operations course developer / instructor Terry Michael, has once again participated in the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of the nation’s greatest resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The new toy which millions of needy children receive each Christmas from the United States Marine Corps Reserves through the Toys for Tots program delivers a message of hope.
Every year, the principal Toys for Tots activity across the country is collecting and distributing toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In any community without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign.
Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.