Toys for Tots
  • November 20, 2017

Willow Lake Dental is now an official drop off location for Toys for Tots!

Willow Lake Dental & Toys for Tots MN

Dr. Tracy ‘Wendland’ St Dennis stopped by their warehouse today to pick up some supplies. Please consider donating a toy for a child in need. Let’s help make sure every kid gets to have a smile on their face this holiday season!

Toys for Tots History

Toys for Tots began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.

Toys for Tots

The idea came from Bill’s wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one and he did.

The 1947 pilot project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.

That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located. Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948.

Toys for Tots Twin Cities

Toys for Tots Twin Cities has brightened the holidays for so many kids. For instance in 2016, the Twin Cities Toys for Tots campaign distributed more than 240,000 toys, books and stocking stuffers to underprivileged children in the community.

Stop by Willow Lake Dental to donate a toy to a child in need. 

Willow Lake Dental

3475 Willow Lake Blvd, Suite 100 Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Monday:       8:00 am–6:00 pm
Tuesday:       7:00 am–4:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Thursday:     8:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday:          7:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday:     Closed
Sunday:        Closed

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