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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 22, 2003


State Department Collects Donations for Toys for Tots

Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage presented 4200 toys and a check for $5,000 from the Northern Virginia Fraternal Order of Police to Toys for Tots’ director Marine Lieutenant General (Ret.) Matthew Cooper and Marines from the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State today.

“There’s a huge generosity of spirit in this room,” said Deputy Secretary Armitage. Through the efforts of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Facilities Management, and the leadership of General Cooper and Marines from the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, this generosity of spirit is translated into efficient and effective action. As a result, “thousands of children, who otherwise don’t have reasons to smile at Christmas, will this Christmas have a little more in their lives,” said Deputy Secretary Armitage.

In a collaborated effort by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Administration, the Department of State has been the largest generator of federal agency donations for the past two years. This year, they presented Toys for Tots with an estimated $68,000 worth of toys and monetary donations.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Cooper, who accepted the toys on behalf of Toys for Tots, thanked the Department of State for its support. “To the State Department team, I would like to say thank you for the outstanding support you’ve given to the Toys for Tots program not just this year, but many years in the past, and I hope that you will continue to do so in the years that lie ahead,” he said.

Marines of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity delivered the toys donated by the Department of State to the Washington, D.C. Toys for Tots warehouse for distribution to local needy children.

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Released on December 22, 2003

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