Toys for Tots Brightens Hundreds of Holidays

Simone Bell


Students from Mr. Cruz’s 2nd period class pose with toys they counted , sorted, and packed.

Toys for Tots, under the supervision of Mr. Cruz, ran collections boxes throughout the school during the month of December.  In total, the school collected 220 toys, making the holiday season better for hundreds of children.  Mr. Cruz and the Marines offer a huge thank you to all the students and staff who participated.

“It was quite amazing that we were able able to collect 220 toys for the 2019 Toys for Tots toy drive at the middle school,” said Cruz. “The middle school does an amazing job collecting toys for the community; we filled 8 boxes… and they also donated money which allowed us to purchase a number of these toys. So its another amazing year; this should take us (in the 18 years we’ve been doing this), this should take us to about over 4000 toys collected.”

In the accompanying video, students in Mr. Cruz’s second period class counted the toys and prepared them for pick up.