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Hello all, it's that time of year again! The magical time of giving, when we who have, give to those that do not. The time of year that brings out the best in most, to make sure a child has a wonderful holiday.

Christmas for some is not a time of magic, filled with gifts and toys. Christmas for some is a time of hunger, and poverty, not gift giving and receiving. This year as in years past, CWA 1298, partnering with Frontier and AT&T, will bring joy to a child or young adult, who otherwise may not have a joyous holiday season. We will once again step up to help the United States Marines, collect toys for their Toys for Tots program. From November 20th to December 18th, we will be collecting toys and games to distribute. They are also in need of monetary donations, which can be made at

We will place those familiar big white boxes in our work locations across the state, and selflessly give to the cause. We will open our hearts and our wallets to bring joy to someone less fortunate, and bring a smile to the face of a child on Christmas morning.

All toys and games need to be new and unwrapped, with an emphasis on babies and teenagers, but toys for all ages and gender will be appreciated. Last year as in past years, we far exceeded what is normally collected, and we have a reputation as one of the biggest donors in the state of CT. Let's try and keep that reputation alive, and give as generously as previous years.

Toys will be collected from all work locations on December 18th and picked up by chief stewards and volunteers to be taken to CWA 1298 Headquarters, and in turn to the Toys for Tots collection and distribution center at 340 Quinnipiac St, Building 21 (2nd flr) Wallingford, CT. 06492.

Please help make a child happy on Christmas, and open your heart and your generosity and give to the Marines Toys for Tots program 2019. Please feel free to call CWA 1298 if any questions.