Dear Dr. Piazza:

I would like to thank you for your most generous contribution to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Such support is most helpful in enabling the Marine Corps to meet the significant challenge of providing joy and hope to millions of our nation’s neediest children during the Christmas holiday season.

The Marine Corps fulfilled the Christmas holiday dreams of over 5.7 million needy children in 2003. That’s a lot of children. But there are still many that we missed. We believe that with the support of such concerned citizens as you we may meet the needs of an even greater number of children this year.

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation provided no goods, services or benefits in consideration for your contribution. This foundation is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions of cash to the Foundation are deductible on your federal income tax return to the extent provided by federal income tax regulations. Please consult your tax advisor for further details.

On behalf of the Foundation staff, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the many needy children of this nation who will experience the simple joy of Christmas holiday season, I commend you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Best wishes for a healthy, safe and happy new year.


William J. Grein
Major, USMC (Ret)
Vice President


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