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Toys for Tots program at the General Motors Assembly Plant at Willow Run, December 1982

Toys for Tots program at the General Motors Assembly Plant at Willow Run, December 1982 image
Month
December
Year
1982
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TOYS FOR TOTS -- Workers at the General Motors Assembly Plant at Willow Run have given time and money to gather 1,500 Christmas toys worth $10,000 for underprivileged children in Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The toys were turned over to the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" program in a ceremony at the plant Monday. Among those taking part were (clockwise from left): Bill Moon, shop chairman for UAW Local 1776; Barbara Burton, co-leader of the project in the plant; George Francis, personnel director; Sue Jackson, the other project co-leader; Santa Claus; Marine 1st Sgt. Eugene Owens; plant manager Frank Faga; and Marine Staff Sgt. Booker Young. Toys for Tots was founded in Los Angeles in 1947 by Marine Maj. Bill Hendricks and it has spread around the nation since. It goes through social welfare agencies to distribute the toys.
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