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Toys for Tots: Where to Donate in Montgomery County

A handy guide to donating toys this holiday season.

In 1947, Diane Hendricks made a doll and asked her husband, Maj. Bill Hendricks, US Marine Corps Reserve, to find a local charity in the Los Angeles area that would give it to a needy child. When he was unable to locate one, she suggested that he start one.

That year, Maj. Hendricks teamed with other Marine reservists, collecting and distributing 5,000 toys to children that year.

In 1948, the Marine Corps adopted the Toys for Tots program and it has been running steadily since, with the help of celebrities such as Bob Hope, Kenny Rodgers and First Lady Michelle Obama. One little known fact – Walt Disney designed the organization’s logo.

You can drop off toys at Toys and/or Babies R Us, or one of the locations listed below.

You can also volunteer to help with administrative aspects of the campaign by contacting Montgomery County’s Holiday Giving Project.

Paul Gunther, who is managing the Montgomery County donations, is seeking assistance and financial donations to secure a 4,000-square-foot warehouse or other location to store and organize the toys. The Rockville area is preferred, but Gunther is open to any assistance.

Montgomery County Toys for Tots Drop-off Locations:

Promenade Towers: Robin Swerdloff
12/03/2012 - 12/19/2012
24 X 7
5225 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814

Gymboree Play and Music of Bethesda: Vicky Couch
11/24/2012 - 01/01/1900
Please see website
6831 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland, 20815

Town of Somerset: Rich Charnovich
11/14/2012 - 12/19/2012
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
4510 Cumberland Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 20815

Maryland Soccer Foundation: Shana Harris
11/12/2012 - 01/01/1900
9am - 6pm
18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, Maryland, 20841

BEST WESTERN PLUS Rockville Hotel & Suites: Ron Wallach
11/01/2012 - 12/15/2012
24 hours
1251 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.: Robin Charest
11/07/2012 - 01/01/1900
9am - 5pm
9600 Blackwell Road Suite 120, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

BLH Technologies, Inc.: Josephine Hagerty
12/14/2012 - 01/01/1900
9-5
1803 Research Boulevard, Suite 615, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

Liberty Mutual Insurance: Tina Kalandadze
11/12/2012 - 01/01/1900
8:30 am - 5 pm
800 King Farm Blvd. Ste 105, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

LOOPER SERVICENTER INC: GLENN LOOPER
11/05/2012 - 01/01/1900
MON-FRI 7:30AM 5:30PM
324 N. STONESTREET AVE, ROCKVILLE, Maryland, 20850

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Center for Fitness and Health (formerly Cardiac Rehab): Nancy Moore
11/19/2012 - 01/01/1900
0800-1900 M-F
9715 Medical Center Dr Suite 130, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

Wireless Zone: Hershel Martin
10/24/2012 - 01/01/1900
M-S 9am-8pm S 11am-5pm
20 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850

Annapolis Lighting (division of Colonial Electric Supply): David Cramer
10/29/2012 - 01/01/1900
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm
1616A Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane: Andi Templeton
11/08/2012 - 12/19/2012
9 - 5
5550 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland, 20852

Honda PowerSports of Rockville: Tracey Paugels
11/01/2012 - 01/01/1900
9:00am-8:00 pm
5412 Randolph Road, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

La-Z-Boy: Brian Geraci
11/13/2012 - 12/19/2012
10-9 m-s 11-6 sun
5060 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

National Institutes of Health - Office of Human Resources: Brinkley Hypes
11/09/2012 - 12/19/2012
8-4pm
2115 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

Navy Federal Credit Union: Tracy Thomas or Kristin Flynn
11/12/2012 - 01/01/1900
9am-6pm
12244 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

Robeks Fruit Smoothies: Ana Lazo
11/10/2012 - 01/01/1900
8am - 6pm
1615 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

Wentworth House Apartments: Peter Pollak
11/01/2012 - 01/01/1900
7 am to 11 pm 7 days / week
5411 McGrath Blvd., North Bethesda, Maryland, 20852

Lexus of Rockville: Stephanie Casasola
11/05/2012 - 01/01/1900
Mon- Fri 6:30-8pm Sat 8am-6pm
15501 Frederick Road, Rockville, Maryland, 20855

Sandy Spring Bank - Damascus Branch: Brian Saylor
11/12/2012 - 01/01/1900
Mon-Thurs 9-3, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-12
26250 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland, 20872

ezStorage: Patricia Hall
10/15/2012 - 01/01/1900
9:30am to 6:00pm Mon thru Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm Sat thru Sun.
12211 middlebrook rd, germantown, Maryland, 20874

Brian P. Krandell, DDS: Cheryl Heffner
11/05/2012 - 12/17/2012
M, T, W, Thurs 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
20528 Boland Farm Road, # 206, Germantown, Maryland, 20876

ezStorage: Patricia Hall
10/15/2012 - 01/01/1900
9:30am to 6:00pm Mon thru Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm Sat thru Sun.
807 s. frederick ave, gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877

King Buick GMC: Juan De Cruz
11/01/2012 - 12/14/2012
7:00AM-9:00PM
16200 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877

Montgomery Storehouse: Ronnie or Tammi
10/01/2012 - 12/17/2012
9 am - 4pm
1 Metropolitan Grove Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878

Johns Hopkins Communuity Physicians: Clelia Tyler
10/26/2012 - 01/01/1900
Mon and Wed 8:00am-6:30pm Tue-Fri 8:00-4:30
6000 Executive Boulevard Suite 625, North Bethesda, Maryland, 20886

Marine Corps Detachment Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: 1stSgt Michael Barrett
11/01/2012 - 01/01/1900
0700-1630
8901 Rockville Pike Bldg 62 Room 2086, Bethesda, Maryland, 20889

Navy Federal Credit Union: Bianca Reotutar
11/10/2012 - 12/19/2012
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8901 Wisconsin Ave. Bldg 82, Bethesda, Maryland, 20889

The Links at Challedon: Rachel Krueger
11/10/2012 - 01/01/1900
7am to 6pm
6166 Challedon Circle, Mt Airy, Maryland, 21771



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