ICDC College and America ICARETM Foundation, joined forces with the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation and held a toy drive at the school’s Culver City Campus on Friday.
Throughout November and December the organizations have been working together to provide hundreds of toys for children who might not otherwise receive presents this holiday season.
ICDC’s four college campuses served as collection centers for the toys and on Friday, several Marines came to pick up the presents, which will be distributed at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces training base in time for Christmas.
Among those who took the time out Friday morning to help gather the toys was the America ICARE Treasurer Eric Rubenstein who said, “On behalf of America ICARE organization, we are proud to partner with ICDC College and the Marines from Los Alamitos Joint forces Training Base to help bring joy and cheer to disadvantaged children this holiday season.”
Christopher Chang who is with the U.S. Army Reserve was also on hand to help gather the overflowing boxes and said, “Toys for Tots is a wonderful program the US Marine Corp has set the standard for. As a member of the armed forces, “selfless service,” is engrained in our core values. It’s important to know the value of giving back to those less fortunate and convincing people of this is a challenge we must overcome not only for this holiday season, but throughout our lives. I’m happy to support this effort.”
Corporal Eleazar Aguilar came to the Culver City ICDC College campus to as a representative of the Toys for Tots U.S. Marines Corps Reserve at the Los Alamitos base. After collecting the toys he praised the efforts of all involved, saying, “It’s a wonderful thing when community partners can come together to help support the many children in need.”