News from Norfolk County Registry of Deeds - Toys for Tots Drive
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds Announces Annual Toys for Tots Drive
Stating that one of the special gifts of Christmas is about bringing joy and happiness to others, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell announced today that the Registry of Deeds will be sponsoring its eighth annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive for needy children.
"The Registry of Deeds is always honored to partner with a longstanding charity like the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive," said Register O'Donnell. The Toys for Tots program dates all the way back to 1947, when the wife of a Marine wanted to donate a Raggedy Ann doll for Christmas and couldn't find an organization to take it. Since then, nearly a half billion gifts have been donated and given to deserving boys and girls.
Register O'Donnell noted, "Much of the success for the drive deservedly goes to those altruistic people who drop off presents at Toys for Tots sites. Today, approximately 16 million gifts are annually donated to more than 13 million deserving boys and girls throughout every state in the nation."
To this end, donations of new and unwrapped toys and games for toddlers and children up to 10 years of age can be brought directly to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds Building located at 649 High Street in Dedham starting Monday, November 24th through noon Wednesday, December 18th. A marked donation bin will be set up in the lobby which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm. Any questions regarding the Toys for Tots drive should be directed to Alicia Gardner at (781) 461-6104.
The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Department via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at www.norfolkdeeds.org. Register William P. O'Donnell