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Photos by Lance Cpl. Erica Disalvo. Lance Cpl. Josh M. Teitsch, left, a radio technician with 4th Tank Battalion and a San Diego native, and Pfc. Gabriel San Miguel, right, a radio operator with 4th Tanks and also a San Diego native, break apart boxes during the NBC 7 San Diego Toys for Tots toy drive in downtown San Diego, Dec. 9. Toys for Tots is a nonprofit organization run by the Marine Corps reserve that collects new and unwrapped toys for children during the holiday season. Donation collection through the Marine Corps Reserve unit 4th Tanks began Nov. 25 and will continue until Dec. 17.

Marine Toys for Tots

Petty Officer 2nd Class Zelia Vazquez, left, a hospital corpsman with 4th Medical Logistics Battalion and a Los Angeles native, collects money for the Toys for Tots organization from Sunshine Horton, right, a 25-year volunteer, during the NBC 7 San Diego Toys for Tots toy drive in downtown San Diego Dec. 9. Toys for Tots is a nonprofit charity foundation run by the Marine Corps Reserve that collects new and unwrapped toys for children during the holiday season. Donation collection through the Marine Corps Reserve unit 4th Tank Battalion began Nov. 25 and will continue until Dec. 17.

Marine Toys for Tots
Marine Toys for Tots

Lance Cpl. Josh M. Teitsch, a radio technician with 4th Tank Battalion and a San Diego native, collects boxes of toys during the NBC 7 San Diego Toys for Tots toy drive in downtown San Diego Dec. 9. Toys for Tots is a nonprofit charity foundation run by the Marine Corps Reserve. The organization’s mission statement is to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” Marines with reserve units across the nation collect new and unwrapped gifts throughout the months of October, November and December for children during the holiday season.