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Local veterans participate in Toys for Tots Campaign

FALLBROOK – The members of Charles E. Swisher Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924 and its Auxiliary, the Fallbrook American Legion Post 776 and the VFW Motorcycle Club Empire Chapter hosted a Toys for Tots Toy giveaway for children of Veterans in the community and the Active Military from Camp Pendleton on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The organizations gave away over 1,200 toys to Veteran and Active-Duty Military families with children this holiday season. This was the first time the VFW, its Auxiliary and the American Legion have distributed toys for the Toys for Tots Program. "Next year the organizations would like to get more toys and include the Fallbrook community to help those families that are struggling within the community," said Past Post Commander Chris Ingraham.

The Toys for Tots program is operated by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. The program was created in 1947 at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. This year the Toys for Tots program is celebrating its 75th Anniversary.

Anyone who would like to support VFW Post 1924 can contact the Post at [email protected] or visit and click the donate now button. Also Follow the VFW on Facebook, to keep up with meals and events going on at the VFW.

Submitted by Charles E. Swisher Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924.


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