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BIKES OR BUST

Huntsville AL December 10, 2006 All war and no play? Not for the U.S. Marines and Huntsville, Alabama's Mojo."

104.3 ZYP's “Mojo” spent 104 hours on a scissor lift 40 feet in the air. Why? Because he's crazy? Not really. He braved the elements to add fuel to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots bicycle drive.

It's the most talked about fundraiser in the Tennessee Valley! It brings joy to many children who, otherwise, would not be able to celebrate Christmas. 2,446 kids will enjoy the ultimate Christmas gift.....A new bike!

Mojo waves from his 40 foot perch.
104.3 ZYP joined the U.S. Marine Corps, Ashley Furniture, Woody Anderson Ford, Madison RV, various businesses and listeners to collect 2,446 brand new bikes for Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots is the perfect project for your inner child – toys, toys, toys! For the past 55 years, Toys for Tots has distributed toys to the needy children of the community through the generous sponsorhsip of the United States Marine Corp.

If you would like to donate, the toys can be dropped off until December 19th at 3506 South Memorial Parkway and Woody Anderson Ford right off of Jordan Lane everyday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Contact Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Williams at 213-9683 or 990-0239, or email him at williamsrw1@mrf.usmc.mil.

Randolph School students stopped by with a trailer full of bikes.

Army.com made it by to donate some bikes on Monday afternoon and Randolph School students pulled up with a trailer load of bikes!

Marine Toys For Tots
Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday season.  Sponsor a toy and give a child recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.

Toys for Tots is a 59-year tradition of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.  In 2005, Toys for Tots delivered more than 18.5 million toys to over 7.4 million children.   Unfortunately, with over 13 million children living in poverty, Toys for Tots needs your help more than ever to achieve our goal of delivering a toy to every child in need. 

Marines unload bikes from the Army.com truck.

About Toys for Tots
Mission: The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Goal: The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

Objectives: The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Activities: The principal Toys for Tots activities which take place each year are the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located and in communities without a Reserve Unit that has a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other purely voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toy and monetary donations.




Article Opinions

????????? wrote:

I htink that this is a great thing
Posted on 11/22/06 08:07:09

Jason Sweatman wrote:

We are a needy family that just lost our home last month. How Do I apply for toys for my children?
Posted on 11/22/06 18:51:33

Tiffany Joslin wrote:

How hard is it cause i want to join it when i get older?
Posted on 11/23/06 13:39:30

Tiffany Joslin wrote:

my sis whants to join it i love her and i dont want her to get heat!

love
tiffany joslin
Posted on 11/23/06 13:42:14

TIFFANY JOSLIN wrote:

Hi how was your day mine was fine i love that you are risking your life for us to have fridom that is nice of you well gata go

love ya!
Posted on 11/23/06 15:06:10

patsy barrows wrote:

I would like to put a family on your list so there children will have so christmas present . the children are 4 and 2. please contact me for there address or for the right site to contact. thank you
Posted on 11/26/06 21:04:35

Cody Huls wrote:

Is it fun in the army cause im going to join
Posted on 11/27/06 16:51:12

HUSE wrote:

I think that is a great thing.
Posted on 12/04/06 20:16:28

Jake wrote:

That's great!
Posted on 12/10/06 22:26:36

jeanne butvilas wrote:

I have four children it would be blessed if you could help for christmas for my children.
Posted on 10/29/07 14:47:29

ginger myers wrote:

how do i sign my kids up ?
Posted on 11/13/07 02:04:57

louise fletcher there grandmother wrote:

i am in need for help with my grandchildren.there mother died in may and i am unable too work and i dint know what too do she left behind three children a boy 12 girl is 7 so if you could help me i would bee so greatfulthe boy size is pants 31 large shirt and his shoes size is 5.the 8 year is in little girls8,10 and her shoes size 5.and the youngest is in 7,8 shoes size is4 and too girls one is 8, in pants and shirts and they all wants bikes .so if you can please help them .we dont know where there dad is
Posted on 11/15/07 03:14:18

Carla wrote:

Dana from WZYP said you might have a late sign up for the kids. Would you please let me know so I might get my kids on the list?
Posted on 11/27/07 16:05:33

nakita morrow wrote:

hi i am 23 a mother of two kids a 4 year old boy and a 1 year old girl and i really need help with their christmas i am from tuscaloosa alabama they have not ever had a christmas i would appreciate it if someone would help make this year diffrent please god bless
Posted on 12/05/07 20:22:51

Sandy wrote:

Hi I am wondering if you could refer me to a toy program to help my sister get some gifts for her little girl they have no income at the moment and found out the toys for tots program has closed. Her girl is 2 almost 3.
Posted on 12/07/07 10:48:55

cathy weaver wrote:

i have 4 children & i thought i was going to be able to give them a good christmas this year but i have lost my job & my ex has stopped child support can u please help me find some way to make this christmas great as they are thanks cathy
Posted on 12/11/07 01:10:38

pamela lackey wrote:

i am in need of some toys & clothes for my 6 children the ages are 15,13,10,8,6,4 i does not have a job and my bills are very high and i do not have any money to get my children no christmas i am really in need right now i really need a blessing could some please come to help me i am a atlanta ga resident and iam really asking for some help thank , you so much to whom it may concern god bless if you need to get in touch my sister - in - law # is (404)552-3673 her name is melanie thank you.
Posted on 12/12/07 03:54:32

Kim wrote:

I need to get contact info to get a family Iknow soem help the dad lost his job adntehy have noxmas fo rthese kids!!! Ifeel bad for them but I have 3 kids of my own and Im barely making it to get mine!!!
Posted on 12/18/07 12:46:06

Leigh Miller 306 S.Ash St #27 Cadott wi wrote:

Hello we have a six year old little Girl that I have been looking all over the internet to get her some toys or just a my little pony and some Jesus DvDs the Ten Com Dvds !! she Love Jesus and she knows its not her birthday thats what she says and well if you can help do this much may God Bless you All!! Chakori is a Six year old ADHD B/P Child and we adopted her from our daughter back when she was first born and times are hard every where so just what ever you can do thank you! Leigh Miller
Posted on 12/18/07 13:24:11

Lisa Calabro wrote:

Hello I have 2 boys An want them to have a nice christmas this year There Dad just left them but I want them to have something for the hoildays so where can I sign them up are U guys coming this way Olando Fla. than u so much god bless
Posted on 11/02/08 08:00:35

CASSANDRA wrote:

I AM THE MOTHER OF EIGHT AND TIME ARE REALLY HARD FOR ME AND MY HUSBAND RIGHT. AND AM ASKING FOR HELP WITH GETTING BIKE FOR MY KIDS ? THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
Posted on 11/17/08 14:24:22

jeremy wrote:

How do I apply for this? I am in need of help with christmas gifts for my children. Or how do I get on the list?
Posted on 12/07/08 23:05:04

SHERRY ROBERTSON / CANDY CORKERIN wrote:

HOW DO I APPLY FOR HELP FOR MY FAMILY AND MY 27 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND HER BOYS, AUSTIN IS 5 YEARS OLD AN AYDEN IS 6 MONTHS. HAVE A CHRISTMAS. SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER TRYING TO PAY A HOUSE PAYMENT OF 600.00 A MONTH AND A CAR PAYMENT OF 250.00 AN INSURANCE . WE WAS GETTING BY, BY THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH AN NOW ITS TOUGH. ALL THE OTHER BILLS THAT COME WITH HAVEING TWO HOME, BOTH POWER BILLS IS TWO TIMES WHAT THEY WAS LAST MONTH. AND MY BILLS ARE HIGH , I HELP HER ALL I CAN . SHE HAS BEEN LAYED OFF FOR TWO WEEKS . AND AN WILL BE OFF AT LEST ONE OR TWO MORE WEEKS, BEFORE THAT SHE HAD BEEN LAYED OF FOR TWO WEEKS AT A TIME, THREE OTHER TIMES FOR ONE TO TWO WEEKS AT THE TIME, IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD , I HELP ALL I CAN , I ALSO HAVE A 14 YEAR OLD SON, DILLION. HIS BIRTHDAY IS THE 20TH OF DEC. SO HE IS 15 . MY HUSBAND IS A DISABLED VET. FROM THE MARINES SO I HAVE TO STAY AT HOME WITH HIM TO HELP HIM WITH EVERY DAY LIFE . I ALSO TAKE CARE OF AYDEN WHEN HIS MOTHER IS WORKING AND HELP WITH MY ILL FATHER.AND A SHOLDER FOR MY MOM TO LEAN ON . I HAVE A FULL BOOK SO I CAN'T WORK ,AS IF I COULD FIND A JOB THAT WOULD PAY ENOUGH TO DRVIE 65 MILES ROUND TRIP JUST TO GET TO TOWN . AUSTIN AND DILLION WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A BIKE FOR CHRISTMAS BUT THEY KNOW SANTA HAS A LOT ON HIS LIST AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BRING THEM BUT WE WILL WRITE TO HIM AN SEE WHAT HE CAN DO. WE ARE IN NEED OF ANY HELP THAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER. FOOD CLOTHES , SHOES . ANYTHING . IF NOTHING ELSE JUST A PRAY FOR US TO MAKE IT ONE DAY AFTER ANOTHER. THANKS AND GOD BLESS
Posted on 12/16/08 03:10:02

SHERRY ROBERTSON wrote:

SORRY , IT LOOKS LIKE I WROTE A BOOK . SORRY AND THANKS
Posted on 12/16/08 03:13:36

SHERRY ROBERTSON wrote:

NO ANSWER I GUESS MEANS NO HELP ???? THANKS . I THOUGH YA'LL WAS GOINA HELP VETS. AND THE FAMILY......THANKS...........
Posted on 12/24/08 03:11:05

kimberly jones wrote:

Hi I have three girls ages 6,8,10, we all live with my mom and dad and I have no money to buy for their christmas !! Please help.
Posted on 11/27/09 12:28:32

Charlotte Ostrander wrote:

I was in much better financial positions through out my life and able to help with donating to toys for tots and angel trees and other commuity organizations. Now a single mother with one son about to be 2 years old I am struggling with everything. He is my dream come true and I want him to have happy memories of holidays and if there is any way to help me give him that I am grateful. What you all do is too wonderful for works. God Bless.
Charlotte Ostrander
Posted on 12/03/09 11:30:04

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