Toys for Tots

This holiday season, the San Marino Fire Department is proud to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now through Friday, December 11, 2020, the San Marino Fire Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys and books for children ages 0-12 years. Last year, the Los Angeles County North-Pasadena Toys for Tots Program distributed 125,204 toys to 60,000 children.

To ensure the safety of residents and personnel, and to minimize potential health risks, a Toys for Tots collection box will be located outside the Fire Station lobby entrance Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am to 11:00 am.  Residents wishing to make a monetary donation, or select a toy to donate from the Toys for Tots virtual toy box, may do so online at or contact the Los Angeles County North – Pasadena campaign directly at or by phone at (626) 398-0295.

COVID-19 has affected many families this year and has drastically changed the way many families are celebrating the upcoming holidays. Thank you for your generosity and help to deliver a little holiday cheer this season.

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by Marines and volunteers offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. We believe it is such experiences that help disadvantaged children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. For more information, visit

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created 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. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.

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