December, 2020 – the Georgia Legacy organization participated in the annual Toys-For-Tots drive. As one of our yearly service projects, Legacy softball brought over 60 player and parent volunteers, to sort and package toys in the distribution center.
Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks. Actually it was his wife, Diane, who was the real inspiration. She had a few handcrafted dolls and asked Bill to deliver them to an agency that supports children in need.
When Bill reported back to his wife that he could not find such an organization, she instructed him to “start one!”. Maj Hendricks and the Marines in his reserve unit in LA collected and distributed 5,000 toys in 1947.
Through their mission, Toys for Tots is able to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to improving communities in the future.
Georgia Legacy is Fastpitch is a proud supporter of Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps. To learn more about how you too can support this important mission, please visit https://www.toysfortots.org/