Twas The Week Before Christmas…
…And Tedicso Leads Toys For Tots Drive
December 16, 2011
Pictured, left to right, Bob Becker, US Marine Corps League Past National Commandant; Staff Sgt. James Bolen, Operations Chief for Fox Company, 2nd BN 25th Marines based in Glenville; Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga); and George Smith, of the US Marine Corps League Electric City Detachment, collect toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive at Tedisco’s district office in Schenectady. Tedisco, his staff and constituents donated dozens of toys that will go to children in need this Christmas.
“In this difficult economy there are so many families who are struggling to put food on the table and a roof over their heads and, sadly, may not have the money for Christmas presents this year. The devastating impact of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee has only compounded the pain. Thanks to Toys for Tots, many of these children will be able to experience the joys of Christmas and the gift of hope. I want to thank everyone who donated to our Toys for Tots drive and the Marines for making this program a great example of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Tedisco. For more information or to donate to Toys for Tots, visit the Toys for Tots Web site.