continued The first year they held the benefit they packed the Marine recruiter’s car with toys. This year they were hoping to need a truck for the haul. A couple dozen teens and young people brought toys, and danced on one side of the Blue Room, while haircuts went on in the other end.
“Can you imagine all the toys we can buy with that money?” Emily’s mother Carol asked her daughter near the end of the night.
Carol was the behind the scenes force behind getting Teens for Marines off the ground, challenging her daughter a year ago to “Do something to change the world.”
As she did most of the night, Emily just smiled, seemingly overwhelmed that her dance idea had become this big, and the good it would do for local children.
Toys raised by the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots stays in the local community, helping local children.