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Legislation #: 191065 Introduction Date: 12/19/2019
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BOUGH, MCMANUS, BARNES JR., SHIELDS, LUCAS, FOWLER, HALL, O'NEILL, BUNCH, PARKS-SHAW, ROBINSON, ELLINGTON AND LOAR
Title: Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas for the past 72 years.

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12/18/2019 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/19/2019 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 191065

 

Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas for the past 72 years.

 

WHEREAS, in 1948, the Marine Corps adopted and expanded the program of collecting and distributing toys to needy children begun by Bill Hendricks and his Los Angeles Marine Corps Reserve unit the year prior; and

 

WHEREAS, annually the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program distributes nearly 17,000,000 toys to bring the joy of Christmas to approximately 7,000,000 less fortunate children and their families every year; and

 

WHEREAS, to date the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has provided 556 million toys to 258 million children in over 800 communities nationwide; and

 

WHEREAS, the collection and distribution effort operated annually with intentional coordination between Marine Corps Reserve National Foundation, the Combat Logistics Regiment 4th Marine, the Marine Corps League Simpson-Hoggatt Detachment (984) of Kansas City, Missouri, and the General Larry Oppenheimer Detachment 1025 Marine Corps League; and

 

WHEREAS, in the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area the Toys for Tots Coordinator, Gyn. Sgt. Jacob McCormack, leads the local impact, which distributed 41,628 toys distributed to 37,365 children in 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, local business leaders, non-profit organizations and volunteers play a key role by allowing Marines to locate collection receptacles in their store, providing free warehouse space to store and sort toys each fall, providing vehicles to collect toys from collection site, sponsoring toy raising events, and by helping the Marines with attaining media exposure for the Toys for Tots effort; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council express gratitude to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for their positive impact on children and their families in the Kansas City, Missouri area; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Jeff Lewis and Gyn. Sgt. Jacob McCormack with the appreciation of Mayor and Council for their dedication and service to our community.

 

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