HARTFORD, Conn. -- The UConn women's basketball team will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots before the team's game against Ohio State on Monday, Dec. 19 at the XL Center in Hartford.
The game against the Buckeyes is scheduled for 7 p.m. and team representatives will begin taking donations at 5:30 p.m. at the XL Center main entrance.
The Huskies and the U.S Marine Corps Reserves are asking fans to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the XL Center main entrance. This will be the only collection location.
The XL Center main entrance is located on Trumbull Street and the team thanks you in advance for your generosity!
About the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
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 our nation's most valuable 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 principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities 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.