Toys For Tots

My old pal Ernie the Angler paid a visit to the Toys For Tots truck and WDAZ News @5 last night.  Ernie said he was fishing for Toy For Tots donors. The big Whalen’s Moving and Storage truck is filling up with Toys For Tots. The truck is open in front of WDAZ-TV at 2220…
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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: Actress Tina Louise at a Toys For Tots event in Hollywood in the 1960’s.   NOW: Santa pays a visit to the Toys For Tots truck at WDAZ. The big Whalen’s Moving & Storage truck is open in front of WDAZ-TV at 2220 South Washington Street in Grand Forks Monday through Friday from 8…
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Toys For Tots

THEN: President George Bush lends a hand in the 2005 Toys For Tots campaign. NOW: Stacie Van Dyke “live shot” from the WDAZ Toys For Tots truck this week. The big Whalen’s Moving & Storage truck is open in front of WDAZ-TV at 2220 South Washington Street in Grand Forks Monday through Friday from 8…
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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: Bob Hope hosting a Toys For Tots event in Hollywood (circa 1965).  Actress Angie Dickinson, a North Dakota native, is pictured on the far right. NOW: Reporter Victor Correa about to do a “live shot” earlier this week from the Whalen’s Toys For Tots truck. Engineer Nate Millard shooting a Toys For Tots “live…
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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: Toys For Tots was begun in 1947 in Los Angeles by William Hendricks who, at his wife’s suggestion, gathered a group of local Marine reservists who collected some 5,000 toys for local children.Their efforts were so successful that, in 1948, Toys for Tots was launched as a national campaign. NOW: The big Whalen’s Moving…
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