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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

“Lost” actor makes large donation to Hawaii Toys for Tots

By Lance Cpl. Cristina Noelia Gil | | December 22, 2008

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'Lost' actor Daniel Dae Kim hands a bag full of toys to Lance Cpl. Isaac Yuen at Kahala Mall here Dec. 22. Kim decided to make a generous donation to the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign after hearing it is falling short of its goal this year, he said.

'Lost' actor Daniel Dae Kim hands a bag full of toys to Lance Cpl. Isaac Yuen at Kahala Mall here Dec. 22. Kim decided to make a generous donation to the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign after hearing it is falling short of its goal this year, he said. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cristina Noelia Gil)


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Lance Cpls. Byron Cheek-Enriquez, Isaac Yuen, and Kenji Conley pose with 'Lost' actor Daniel Dae Kim after he donated 500 new toys to the Marine Corps Reserve's 2008 Toys for Tots campaign at Kahala Mall here Dec. 22. After hearing that the campaign was short of its goal this year, Kim wanted to do his part to help the less-fortunate, he said.

Lance Cpls. Byron Cheek-Enriquez, Isaac Yuen, and Kenji Conley pose with 'Lost' actor Daniel Dae Kim after he donated 500 new toys to the Marine Corps Reserve's 2008 Toys for Tots campaign at Kahala Mall here Dec. 22. After hearing that the campaign was short of its goal this year, Kim wanted to do his part to help the less-fortunate, he said. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cristina Noelia Gil)


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HONOLULU -- “Lost” actor Daniel Dae Kim and his family made a generous donation to the Marine Corps Reserve’s 2008 Toys for Tots campaign at Kahala Mall here Dec. 22.

Kim donated 500 new toys after hearing that the  campaign was falling short of its goal of 40,000 toys.

“I thought this would be a great opportunity for my wife and I to teach our kids that the holidays are about giving,” Kim said. “Especially with the hard economic times people are experiencing, it’s great to be able to put smiles on kids’ faces.”

The drive is about 1,600 toys shy of meeting the local need, according to Chuck Little, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific deputy director of public affairs. The need is for about 400 toys for girls ages 8 to 10, 400 for boys ages 8 to 10, 400 toys for girls ages 11 and up and boys ages 11 and up.

The Salvation Army, which is in charge of toy distribution this year, will be accepting last-minute donations to the campaign until 8 p.m. Dec 23 and from 8 a.m. until noon Dec. 24 at the warehouse at the Dole Cannery shopping center.

For more information on the Toys for Tots drive, you can visit www.toysfortots.org.