Toys for Tots volunteers make Christmas brighter for local children

NORWICH – Every year since its founding in 1947 by Marine reservist Major William L. Hendricks, Toys for Tots has striven against all odds to make sure as many children as possible avoid suffering a joyless Christmas. The thought of children awaking to barren Christmas trees within sight of homes where more fortunate tykes are fervently ripping through wrapping paper with feverish fingers, may bring sorrow to some, but there are those who are willing make the small efforts it takes to ebb a poor child’s heartache.

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