Feb 1 2021 - With 2020 presenting some challenging times because of COVID-19, and with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, it was decided for precautions that the 2020 Toys for Tots season that only fire stations in PWC, City of Manassas and Manassas Park would receive toys from the communities.
So we wanted to take a moment, along with Chief Orefice, Lieutenant Kieb, and the USMC Toys for Tots organization, to thank everyone for your all your help, hard work and commitment because we were still able to collect and deliver approximately 11,540 toys to families in Prince William County and the surrounding regions so that they could experience the joy of the Christmas Holiday Season.
Also, this year it was decided to start a new tradition with the Quantico Toys for Tots Campaign here in the county with the “Santa’s Biggest Helper’s” award. Every year, the fire station that collects the most toys for that season, will get to keep the “Santa’s Biggest Helper’s” trophy at their station with bragging rights until the following season. The station with the second most toys collected will receive a Toys for Tots painted sign to place in the front of their station each season (unless the station already has one, then it goes to the next station with the most toys collected.(see attached pics)
So with that, the 2020 Quantico Toys for Tots Campaign fire station that had collected the most toys goes to Station 25 (Nokesville Vol Fire Dept.) with 1,980 toys collected! Fire Station 4 Gainesville was not too far behind with 1,660 toys collected (watch out next year, station 25!). But since they already have a nice Toys for Tots sign to display, Fire Station 15, who came in third place with 810 toys collected won the new Toys for Tots signage to display in the front of their station for next season. And once again, thank you to everyone for all your help with this wonderful, giving campaign during the Christmas and holiday season that we host here in the County and have a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!