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Toys provide hope for tots

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The Jaycees used various businesses throughout Ruston as drop spots for the toys and collected the presents along with Green Clinic last week.

The Toys for Tots program began in 1947 as a way for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to collect new, unused and unwrapped toys to distribute to needy children during Christmas.

On the surface, the mission of Toys for Tots is simple. The program provides a Christmas gift or gifts to needy children who otherwise would have a disappointing Christmas.

However, the true intent goes much deeper.

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