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Toys For Tots Drive Underway At Metzger’s

on December 2, 2017 - 11:53am

Toys For Tots will be in the parade tonight and is asking people to bring toys to fill the truck as it moves slowly down Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



The HMS Implacable, the Santa Fe/Los Alamos Chapter of the Honor Harrington Fan Association is collecting toys today at Metzger's Do It Best Hardware in the parking lot and inside the store at 1607 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.

Toys For Tots is a national charity organized by the United States Marines Corps Reserve. Its goal 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.

"We are asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and art supplies," said Bill Knight, organizer of the Los Alamos charity drive. "Christmas is a time of year we all remember. And the US Marines want to make that memory a bit brighter for those in need."

About Toys for Tots: The United States Marine Corps Reserve has been distributing toys to those in need since 1995. More information can be found at

About the Honor Harrington Fan Association: A group dedicated to celebrating the work of David Weber and the science fiction universe he has created in his Honor Harrington books. The Association's structure is set up based on what is in the books and participation teaches service and leadership skills. For more information, visit

About the HMS Implacable: The Santa Fe/Los Alamos chapter of the Honor Harrington Fan Association. In three years of existence, the crew raised more than $10,000 for 12,000 toys, which totals 1 percent of all toys donated in New Mexico, assisted with the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home and worked at the National Cemetery at Santa Fe to prepare the site for visitors Memorial Day weekend.

For more information, contact Bill Knight at