Held at the South Bowie Community Center last week, the Bling in a White Christmas Zumba event collected more than 200 Toys for the Toys for Tots Program.
Toys For Tots
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Local resident Debi Bevins is hosting a charity event for Toys for Tots at the South Bowie Community Center.
Monday, November 19, 2012
A handy guide to donating toys this holiday season.
In 1947, Diane Hendricks made a doll and asked her husband, Maj. Bill Hendricks, US Marine Corps Reserve, to find a local charity in the Los Angeles area that would give it to a needy child. When he was unable to locate one, she suggested that he start one. That year, Maj. Hendricks teamed with other Marine reservists, collecting and distributing 5,000 toys to children that year. In 1948, the Marine Corps adopted the Toys for Tots program and it has been running steadily since, with the help of celebrities such as Bob Hope, Kenny Rodgers and First Lady Michelle Obama. One little known fact – Walt Disney designed the organization’s logo. You can drop off toys at any Toys and/or Babies R Us, or one of the locations in Bowie listed below. …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Bowie Police Department shared its gratitude to the community for a successful Toys for Tots campaign in 2011.
The Bowie Police Department would like to thank everyone who participated in our fourth annual Toys for Tots donation drive, which was sponsored in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps. Donations were received from numerous sources in the community including city employees, businesses, neighborhood watch organizations, community groups and individual citizens. Thanks to your tremendous efforts and support we were able to collect more than 2,500 toys! The toys were distributed to children throughout Bowie and Prince George’s County. We are very pleased with the success of the 2011 toy drive. This is just another example of the generosity of our community and the collaboration between the Bowie Police Department and the citizens …
Friday, December 16, 2011
PGPD said more than 30,000 tots will be given out this weekend.
The county police department's community services division and members of the United States Marine Corps Reserves will host the “Toys for Tots” program this weekend in Prince George’s County. The “Toys for Tots” program collects new, unwrapped toys and gives them out as Christmas gifts to children in need during the holiday season. More than 30,000 toys will be distributed this weekend, a PGPD press release stated. The collection will be held at county police headquarters on Barlowe Road. Hours are: Barry L. Stanton, deputy chief administrative officer for public safety and Chief of Police Mark A. Magaw will be on hand Saturday morning to help distribute toys to participating families.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Bowie Police Department is a major sponsor of program collecting toys for children in need.
The Bowie Police Department says it is possible to make a difference in the life of a child. Once again, the department is a major sponsor of the Toys 4 Tots program. If you want to help an underprivileged child have a Merry Christmas, buy some extra gifts while you're holiday shopping. Don't wrap the extras. Instead, drop them off by Monday, Dec. 19 at one of the locations below. And for more information, call or e-mail Cpl. Bennie Henderson at 301-575-1824 or email@example.com. Bowie City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Road, 301-262-6200 Bowie Police Department, rear of Bowie City Hall, 301-575-1824 Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Drive, 301-809-2388 Bowie Ice Arena, 3330 Northview Drive, 301-809-3090 Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health …