KINGS POINT, N.Y., December 22, 2016 – Just before leaving the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) for Winter Break, Plebe Glascock and Plebe Grabiak delivered 184 toys to the Toys for Tots program at the US Marine Corps, 1st Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region in Garden City, New York.
As one of their plebe spirit missions, the Class of 2020 collected and donated toys that will be distributed to needy children in Nassau County. Midshipman LCDR Sara Ione Pisarski, 1/C, Regimental Training Officer said, “the Class of 2020 is thankful for all of the donations they received from midshipmen, faculty, and staff.” LT Stephen McDade, Tactical Officer added, “thanks to the hard work of our plebes and the generosity of the USMMA community, many families will enjoy the holidays. Great job!”
Toys For Tots is a non-profit charity run by the Toys For Tots Foundation and Marine Corps, and has been providing memorable holiday seasons for less fortunate families who can't afford gifts for their children since 1947.