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VRE Riders Can Bring Toys for Tots on Train Wednesday

By Potomac Local News December 10, 2013 6:50 pm

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Manassas, Woodbridge train stations to also serve as drop off sites Dec. 14

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Riders who use Virginia Railway Express are urged to bring a new unwrapped toy with them tomorrow to the train station.

The commuter railroad in its annual “Toys for Tots” drive will collect those toys for needy children.

More in a press release:

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11th, we will hold our annual on board “Toys for Tots” drive. On that day only, all riders are invited to bring a new unwrapped toy with them on the train (morning commute only), and leave it on their seat as they detrain. VRE “elves” will collect the toys at the end of each run. Conductors will also collect checks and cash on that day for those of you who would prefer to let someone else do the shopping. (Checks should be made payable to: Toys for Tots).

Once toys, cash and checks are collected, the U.S. Marine Corps will collect all donations.

If you know you won’t be riding VRE on December 11th, feel free to drop off a toy during our Santa Train event scheduled for Saturday, December 14th.

Participating stations include: Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Burke Centre, and Manassas.

We have participated in the Toys for Tots program for 17 years now and it’s been incredibly gratifying to know that our riders have helped so many families share in the fun tradition of opening new gifts during the holiday season.