Friday, November 26, 2021

Register O'Donnell Announces Toy for Tots Drive

Believing that the true spirit of the holidays is based on giving, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell announced today that the Registry will again be sponsoring its 14th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive.

Register O'Donnell noted, "Every holiday season, the Registry witnesses firsthand the many acts of kindness and Christmas spirit as numerous people drop off gifts for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive.  It's truly wonderful to see so many people drop off gifts from Registry employees to title examiners to attorneys and from the general public. I fondly remember one year a local mother brought her young children who wanted to drop off toys," noted Register O'Donnell.

This year marks the 74th anniversary of Toys for Tots.  The program was established in 1947 when the wife of a Marine major wanted to donate a Raggedy Ann doll for Christmas, but couldn't find an organization to take it.  "Since that time this program has spread so much joy with the gifts that have been donated," noted the Register.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program's mission is to help less fortunate children experience the joy and happiness associated with Christmas. The program operates in 800 cities and towns throughout all 50 states.

Donations of new toys and games for toddlers and children up to age ten can be brought directly to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds building located at 649 High St. in Dedham from Monday, November 29, 2021 until Noon, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. A marked donation bin will be set-up in the lobby which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

Toy for Tots Drive
Toy for Tots Drive
Register O'Donnell concluded "We all have the power to make a child's Christmas something special, and therefore giving to the Toys for Tots drive just might make it the best Christmas present you can give yourself this holiday season."

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., 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.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry's website  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or email us at

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