Secretary Blinken Attends Toys for Tots Event

Expresses appreciate for department staff and Marine Corps commitment.

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken delivered remarks as the State Department participated in the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program for the 21st year in a row. The program seeks out new toys that can be donated to American families who don’t have the resources to provide their children with presents at Christmas. 

Secretary Blinken thanked the members of the department for their generosity saying, “Every year during the holidays, the State Department employees donate gifts to kids through the U.S. Marine Corps’ national Toys for Tots program. I think the program says a lot about the character of the Marines. You’re some of the toughest people in the world. You also have huge, huge hearts. You want to make sure that no child feels left behind, left out, forgotten during the holidays, and that parents or grandparents who need it can get a little bit of help.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude for the generosity of spirit of Americans who donate for the benefit of underprivileged children during this time and throughout the year.
  • For wisdom for Secretary of State Blinken as he interacts with foreign dignitaries and allies.
  • For the president and first family to know the Lord more deeply this Christmas season.

Sources: State Department


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