IRVINE, CA (November 20, 2014): The City of Irvine, together with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is conducting a special toy drive this holiday season to benefit children and families of Irvine’s adopted Marine battalion from Camp Pendleton. You can help by donating a new, unwrapped gift for infants or children through age 12.
Donations will be accepted through December 12 at the Irvine Civic Center and Irvine Police Department (1 Civic Center Drive, Irvine), and the Orange County Great Park Visitor Center.
Toys will be distributed to service member families during a special holiday program in December. For additional toy drive information, contact Brittany Hale, 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee Chair, at 949-230-4406.
The 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (2/11) was officially adopted by the City of Irvine on September 15, 2007. Comprised of roughly 750 Marines and Sailors, the 155mm howitzer battalion’s primary mission is direct support to the 5th Marine Regiment during times of conflict.
For additional toy drive information, contact Tina Anderson, 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee representative, at 714-588-8014.