SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – For the 2019 holiday season, Klinedinst was proud to serve as a National Corporate Donor for Toys for Tots. This marks the tenth consecutive year that the firm has stepped up to serve as a major donor for the organization.
“We are very pleased to welcome Klinedinst Attorneys back for their 10th year as a National Corporate Donor of the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children, who otherwise might have been forgotten.”
Toys for Tots can trace its history back to 1947, when Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife were looking for a way to help kids in need for the holidays. Upon learning that no organization was setup to help distribute toys to children, Hendricks, who worked at Warner Bros. enlisted the help of friends in Hollywood, as well as local area Marines, to collect and distribute 5,000 toys that first year.
The initial program had such an impact that the Commandant directed all Marine Reserve units to begin their own Toys for Tots campaigns. Walt Disney also joined the effort, designing a poster featuring Toys for Tots’ iconic train logo that is still in use today.
Toys for Tots is active in over 800 communities, helping to bring holiday cheer to disadvantaged children across all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Toys for Tots distributed over 19 million toys to 7 million children across the U.S..
“Just like our firm, Toys for Tots has its roots here in Southern California,” said Arthur S. Moreau, Klinedinst’s Chief Operating Officer of Klinedinst. “We are so proud of the impact the organization has in our communities, and to be marking ten years of partnership with Toys for Tots.”
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