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In 1947, a group of Marines recognized a need in this country and found a way to fill it- Toys for Tots. As history has proven time and time again, Marines do not do anything halfway. Over the years, Marines have distributed over 494,000,000 toys and brought the joy of Christmas and a message of hope to more than 230,000,000 children. Just think of that. Over two hundred thirty million Christmas dreams have been answered. Today, Marines Corps Reserve Units collect and distribute an average of eighteen million toys to an average of 7.0 million children each year at Christmas. This is an incredible accomplishment. We know from the smiles on children's faces and from the grateful appreciation of their parents, that the simple gift of a shiny, new toy- something that many take for granted- can make a tremendous difference in the life of a child. Hope is the key, and hope is what the Marine Corps Reserve is giving to needy children of America through the Toys for Tots program.