LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen Mary, in partnership with Radio Disney, kick off a week long toy drive benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots with a live Radio Disney broadcast from CHILL, December 1(st) from 2PM to 4PM. Members from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped toys in an effort to provide a happier holiday to less fortunate children in the community. Children can also take this opportunity to write a letter to a soldier which will be delivered to deployed service members. As a token of appreciation, those donating to the drive December 1-7, 2012, will receive $5.00 off admission to The Ice Kingdom, The Queen Mary's spectacular holiday exhibition, featuring a one-of-a-kind gallery of interactive ice sculptures carved from over 2 million pounds of glittering ice.
What: The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at The Queen Mary's CHILL. Guests donating a new, unwrapped toy during the promotion will receive $5.00 off admission to The Ice Kingdom at The Queen Mary's CHILL, December 1 - 7, 2012 (Toy must be donated at CHILL on date of ticket purchase. Not available online. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limited supply.) Who: The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toysfor Tots and The Queen Mary in partnership with Radio Disney When: Promotion will run Saturday December 1st -Friday, December 7th, 2012 Radio Disney live remote, Saturday December 1st, 2PM - 4PM CHILL is open now through January 6, 2013, hours vary.
About Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary's signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston's and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship's Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship's museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
About The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million.
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