Noranda and United Steelworkers donate more than 200 toys to Toys for Tots

Friday, December 25, 2015
United Steelworker Local 7686 President Dallas Snider (left), Noranda Aluminum Assistant Site Manager Cal Adkins, and Noranda Aluminum Site Manager Mike Fox load the more than 200 toys donated by Noranda, Local 7686 and Noranda employees to Toys for Tots at the Noranda Aluminum plant in New Madrid, Mo..

Noranda Aluminum employees donated more than 200 toys to Toys for Tots to benefit families in Stoddard County, Scott County, Cape County and Sikeston. In addition, the United Steelworkers Local 7686, in Marston contributed $250 to the organization.

"Toys for Tots is a great organization," said Noranda Aluminum site manager Mike Fox, "and a toy drive is a great way for us to both support our community and bring smiles to children's faces through sharing the joy of Christmas."

Over the past four years, Noranda and its employees have donated more than 1,000 new toys to the non-profit organization, Fox said.

Each year, from Oct. -- Dec., Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and then distributes them as Christmas gifts to children in need. The need is particularly great for toys for children age 2 and younger and 10 to 13.

Items donated to Toys for Tots must be new, unwrapped and in their original packaging; toy guns and weapons cannot be accepted.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 51(c) (3) tax exempt not for profit charity, is the authorized fund raising and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during Christmas.

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