Free Toys for Tots Holiday Concert
By Chuck Little
| November 14, 2008
TOYS FOR TOTS HAWAII --
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and BAE Systems, a worldwide partner of the USO, will proudly present Na Mele o na Keiki, “Music for the Children,” at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at 7 p.m.
This free concert of holiday favorites will be performed by the MARFORPAC Band with guest artists Danny Kaleikini, Carole Kai, Jim Nabors, Jasmine Trias, Jake Shimabukuro, the Honolulu Boy Choir and jazz/blues guitarist Chris Vandercook.
Tickets will be required, and may be picked up free of charge at the Blaisdell Box Office beginning Nov 21st, limit four per person.
Reserve Marines from the 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, will be on hand to accept donations to the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots program. All the toys and donations collected here in Hawaii stay in Hawaii to benefit our less fortunate keiki. In the last 12 years alone, the Hawaii Toys for Tots program has collected nearly 600,000 toys (and nearly $340,000 to purchase toys) which have made the holidays brighter for more than 370,000 children here. Toys distribution will once again be accomplished through the Salvation Army.