5th Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
7 PM at Beach Burgers in Huntington Beach
SoCalLx Toy Drive
For the last 5 years, SoCalLx has held toy drives at our December Beach Burger meets. Each year has been a great success and we look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.
The United States Marine Corps sends representatives to our gatherings to collect the toys in person.
We are already confirmed to have the United States Marine Corps in attendance again, so we look forward to seeing everyone at a Holiday Spirited Beach Burger Meet-n-Greet. Thanks to all those that donated prizes last year as that event turned out to be HUGE and a wonderful way to end the monthly meets. With everyones support, this year will end up being just as big. We all know how busy things get when Summer is over, so this will give everyone a great reason to get out to our December gathering. Make your plans now for this night!
If you would like to make a cash donation directly to Toys for Tots, you can do so right through their website at
Here's a few rules from one of the Toys For Tots FAQ's:
Q : What kinds of toys are not allowed?
A : No Toys with military theme. No Toys related to weapons/law enforcement type toys. No Toys with candy. No used toys. No stuffed animals or teddy bears. No chemicals (i.e. experimental labs, acid, crystal projects, etc.). The Toys For tots program do not allow these toys. The Toys For Tots of the Marine Corps reserve will not distribute toys fitting this description that are donated to the program to children. Instead, these toys will be donated to another charity organization.
Q : What kind of toys can I donate?
A : New, unwrapped toys preferably around the $10 or above price range. It is unsafe to distribute dangerous or dirty toys that could cause injury or illness to a child.
Q : What ages of children are eligible to receive toys?
A : National rules and guidelines permit distribution of toys to children from 0 up to 13 years of age. However, Marine Corps Reserve units are authorized to place further limitations on this depending on conditions in their areas. In South Orange County county , the decision has been made to distribute toys to children up to 17 years of age only. We will also distribute toys to individuals that are over 17 in special needs cases.
This initial charity event is born out of the opportunity that I am providing a free service to many members for getting their vehicles computers updated (flashed) and that while I've never wanted to charge anyone for this service, I've found that the club members are very excited to offer donations to get it done. Thus, our first charity event. For additional information on this charity event, please visit the thread at LXFORUMS http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=63337 .
A huge THANK YOU to all those members who have taken part in this fundraiser.
Below is a letter of appreciation from Orangewood. This level of donation would not have been made possible without the help of all the club members who participated in this fundraiser.