Home / European Community / Marine Who Received Toy Donations During Childhood Gives Back

Marine Who Received Toy Donations During Childhood Gives Back

Every year, the U.S. Marine Corps teams up with Toys For Tots to bring children holiday cheer. 

Toys For Tots is a charity that gives kids in need gifts during the holiday season. Volunteers collect toy and cash donations, which are then wrapped and given to children

It’s an organization that is very important to local Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Trey Chairsell

“When I was a young child about 30 years ago, it didn’t look like Christmas was going to come for me and my younger brother,” LtCol Chairsell said Friday. “It was a pretty rough divorce between my parents, a lot of animosity.” 

Luckily, the community and the Marines stepped up to bring the two boys presents. 

He and his younger brother received toy cars, sports equipment and other gifts. But one donation in particular shaped the rest of his life. 

“One of the things I got was a book about the Marine Corps,” LtCol Chairsell said. “At that time, I had no intention of joining. Obviously, I think it had a little bit of an impact on my life. Here I am twenty plus years in the service.” 

This year at the NBC 7 Toys For Tots drive in the Walmart parking lot at Murphy Canyon Road, LtCol Chairsell was collecting thousands of gifts for children and cash donations

After the toys are collected, he will help to sort them by gender and age to make sure the right toys get to the right children

NBC 7 and Toys For Tots raised over $90,000 and more than 11,000 toys Friday. 


300-101   400-101   300-320   300-070   300-206   200-310   300-135   300-208   810-403   400-050   640-916   642-997   300-209   400-201   200-355   352-001   642-999   350-080   MB2-712   400-051   C2150-606   1Z0-434   1Z0-146   C2090-919   C9560-655   642-64   100-101   CQE   CSSLP   200-125   210-060   210-065   210-260   220-801   220-802   220-901   220-902   2V0-620   2V0-621   2V0-621D   300-075   300-115   AWS-SYSOPS   640-692   640-911   1Z0-144   1z0-434   1Z0-803   1Z0-804   000-089   000-105   70-246   70-270   70-346   70-347   70-410