Toys for Tots returns to Ramona Airport

POWAY, Calif. — Airport tenants, local families, San Diego County Airports and Delkin Devices are once again partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to bring the event back to Ramona Airport (RNM) for the seventh time.

Toys for Tots collects new, unopened toys, which are distributed to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.Last year, the Toys for Tots program collected and distributed more than 16 million toys to more than 7 million children.

For the past seven years, Delkin has made it a tradition to participate in the Toys for Tots program, as its yearly employee and company charity event. “Total toy collection for 2012 exceeded 1,293 toys, and we want to beat that number this year,” Delkin CEO Martin Wood said.

Last year more than $15,661.58 worth of toys and donations were gathered from employees, customers, suppliers and a host of volunteers. Added to this were hundreds of donations from local Ramona and surrounding area residents.

“Despite tough economic times, we ask that everyone dig deep and come out to support the Marines in their endeavor to make millions of kids happy during the holidays and continue to grow the Ramona Airport Toys for Tots drive,” said Wood.

The U.S. Marines and many volunteers will be collecting toys at the public viewing area and from arriving aircraft at the Ramona Airport on Dec. 7 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The public viewing area is located at 2926 Montecito Roadand will have on display various Marine Corps vehicles and military vehicles. The airport viewing area is also a great spot to see incoming aircraft land to unload toys from many of San Diego County’s airports.

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