Senator Downing Holding Toys for Tots Open House11:33AM / Wednesday, December 11, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing will host his third annual Toys for Tots Holiday Open House at his district office at 7 North St., Suite 307, on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The senator will be collecting donations of unwrapped toys for children of all ages for Toys for Tots. Toys should be new and non-violent.
The program is an official activity of the Marine Corps Reserve. Created by a reservist in 1947 to collect toys for needy children, the program has since distributed more than 469 million toys to some 216 million children. The Massachusetts State Police have been supporting the effort for nearly 30 years and anyone who cannot get to the senator's open house can donate a new toy at any state police barracks through Saturday, Dec. 14.
All are welcome to join the senator and his staff toast the holiday season. Free refreshments will be served.