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The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

Post Date:11/14/2018 9:19 AM

Press Release

Date:         November 13, 2018

Contact:    Officer Ed Pluviose

                 100 West Woodstock Street

                 Crystal Lake, IL

                 (815) 356-3731 |

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

In 1947 the Toys for Tots Program began when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Corps Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. Since its inception 60 plus years ago, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed more than 313 million toys to 151 million children (

For many years, the Crystal Lake Police Department has been a local participant in such a great cause. Without the tremendous contributions from our citizens, this program would not be successful.  This year, the Police Department will be at it again.  Starting Tuesday, November 13, 2018, until Monday, December 17, 2018, anyone who wishes to donate a toy can come to the Crystal Lake Police Department, 100 W Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, and drop off a new and unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots box located in the lobby.  The Police Department’s lobby hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 7:00pm, closed on weekends and holidays. 

Donated toys go to serve children in McHenry County. Let’s help make a child’s holiday season a little merrier this year.

To learn more information, contact Officer Eddie Pluviose, Crystal Lake Police Department – Police Community Relations Officer at (815) 356-3731 or by email at  For additional information on Toys for Tots Program, please visit

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