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Toys for Tots Drop-Off Sites at Georgia Governor's Mansion, State Capitol

Wednesday, December 16, 2009  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774

ATLANTA – Governor and First Lady Perdue today are reminding Georgians that the Governor’s Mansion and the Georgia State Capitol are drop-off sites for the Toys for Tots campaign. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at each location until Friday, December 18. Donations will be delivered to children in the local community.

“With only a few days left in the holiday season, Mary and I would like to invite all Georgians to help us celebrate the Christmas season with a donation to Toys for Tots,” said Governor Perdue. “This is a season to be thankful and to be reminded of those in need. Please help us in making a joyful Christmas for Georgia’s children.”

Each year, the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes these toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. To find out more about the Toys for Tots program, or to make a donation visit the Toys for Tots website at

Holiday tours at the Governor’s Mansion will be held through Dec. 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and are free to the public. For more information please visit the Georgia Governor’s Mansion website at, which features information on public tours, photos, monthly recipe cards and a history of the mansion.