Desert Cities 1st Marine Division Association

    DESERT CITIES VETERAN MARINES SUPPORT MARINE FAMILIES

    Each year, we initiate a toy collection drive for the children of Marine families at the MCAGCC, 29 Palms.  We started this 6 years ago when we learned that Toys for Toys was not including these children in their efforts.

    This year we collected over 1000 toys thanks to the support of the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Palm Desert, Marine Corps League and others.  The toys were collected and then delivered on December 19th to the Armed Services YMCA on the Marine Base, 29 Palms.  Santa Claus distributed the toys on December 20th to families of young enlisted Marine families looking of a little extra help at Christmas.