The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) young professional group held a “Toys for Tots” drive in December last year in conjunction with the Bakersfield Marine Reserves. The event was organized at the Four Points Sheraton hotel and received a good response. The United States Marine Corps has been organizing the “Toys for Tots” program since 1991. This program serves the community by delivering a message of hope during the holiday season through the gift of a new toy to less fortunate children across America. Together, SJV Section YPs collected 87 toys and more than USD 250 in donations at the event, helping put a smile on many children’s faces in the community.