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13568_197827448822_2868127_nJoin the ambitious goal of the Marine Forces Reserve to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children!” though the Toys for Tots campaign. The Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948, and Reston Town Center has been a proud part of that tradition since 2005, gathering thousands of toys in front of the Pavilion in partnership with MIX107.3!


Marco and Chili will broadcast LIVE, 3 – 7 pm, and Marines will be on-site accepting unwrapped toys and cash donations; so stop by and enjoy the pure feeling of the holidays knowing your gift is making a child’s Christmas wishes come true.  We can each make a difference, one present at a time.


Toys for Tots presents are distributed in late December, so if you can’t make it to our event, check out these alternate locations available!


Friday, December 10, 3 – 7 pm, in front of the Pavilion

The Marines will be onsite accepting unwrapped toys and cash donations during the MIX 107.3 live broadcast with Carson & Chilli from Fountain Square. Last year, the 4-hour campaign brought in $4,470 in cash and checks, plus a FULL truckload of Toys for Tots. They’re anticipating surpassing those quantities this year, and various retailers will be offering special giveaways during the event – come and be a part of the fun for a good cause! In advance, The Bike Lane is also accepting monetary donations (in store or at to purchase new bikes and helmets for the event. Last year they were able to donate 40 bikes and helmets!

The Toys for Tots Drive with The Bike Lane in 2008.

The Marines will be here in Town Center today to accept unwrapped toys and cash donations for Toys for Tots during the MIX 107.3 live broadcast from Fountain Square. Come out to see Mix’s Chilli & Carson during the live broadcast from 3-7pm! The Bike Lane is also collecting donations for youth bikes and helmets. For more details visit

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