Dayton Realtors to host largest Toys for Tots event in the area

DAYTON — This afternoon Dayton Realtors, an association of real estate professionals, will host their annual Realtors Holiday Reception which they will dedicate to the United States Marine Corps’ international Toys for Tots program. The organization has consistently been the largest contributor to the Toys for Tots program in the Dayton area, according to a release.

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The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots is a program that collects new and unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children at Christmas, according to their website.

Dayton Realtors has donated over $88,000 and thousands of toys since 1984.

At their 2019 holiday reception, Realtors donated more than 1,000 new toys and over $4,500— in 2020, they gave over $14,000 to the program.

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“I’m always amazed at the number of toys we are able to donate to the Marines. It is always incredibly heartwarming to see their military trucks filled to the brim with new gifts for needy children. Our Realtor and affiliate members truly appreciate and believe in the Toys for Tots program,” said Dayton Realtors president Sharon Geier in a release.

The Realtors Holiday Reception is today, at the Mandalay Banquet Center, from 4-6 p.m.