December 02, 2008 10:22 ET

AAA Texas: Nine AAA Offices Serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth Region Collecting for "Toys for Tots"

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - All nine Dallas/Ft. Worth area AAA District Offices are teaming up with the "Toys for Tots" program to collect toys for the 2008 holiday season. Members of the community are encouraged to drop their donations off at any office through mid-December.

The "Toys for Tots" program is accepting new toys of any kind for any age group. Last year the program reached more than 7 million children nationwide by collecting and distributing toys and educational materials. AAA Texas offices are located and provide service in the Arlington area, Dallas Central, Dallas North, Ft. Worth, Garland, Irving, Lewisville, North Tarrant County, and Plano.

"Our AAA offices recognized collecting for 'Toys for Tots' is a service we could offer in the community, and we are proud to support an organization that has established itself as a leader in reaching needy children," said AAA Texas Corporate Communications Manager Dan Ronan. "We encourage the community to drop off new and unwrapped toys that will be distributed during the holiday season."

"Toys for Tots" began 61 years ago in Los Angeles when U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife recognized a need for this service in their own community and founded the organization. In 1948, "Toys for Tots" expanded into a nationwide campaign.

The community is welcome to drop off donations at any Dallas/Ft. Worth area office through mid-December. Log on to to find the location nearest to your neighborhood.

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA Texas can be visited on the internet at

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