Military Affairs Team is collecting toys for the city’s adopted 1/5 Marine unit this Christmas


The city of Costa Mesa and the Costa Mesa Military Affairs Team are currently seeking donations of new, unwrapped toys for the children of the city’s adopted 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment.

The collected toys will be given to the children at the Marine unit’s annual Christmas Carnival held at Camp Pendleton.

Donations can be dropped off at City Hall in the foot locker located in the first floor lobby until Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Since the 1/5 Marines are deployed and will not be able to celebrate Christmas with their families, the Christmas Carnival will help make the holiday season a little more festive for the children.

Children range in ages from newborn infants to teenagers. Donations of age appropriate educational toys, games, puzzles and books will be greatly appreciated. Suggestions for donations include:

  • Ages 0 – 7 – Stuffed animals, dolls and accessories, action figures, outdoor toys
  • Ages 8 and above – Sporting equipment, Legos, arts and crafts, hair accessories, baseball caps

For single male and female Marines, stockings are being requested and stocking stuffer donations including items such as:

  1. Gift Cards
  2. Toiletries
  3. Socks
  4. Video Games
  5. Goodie Bags

For further information, please contact Assistant to the City Manager Dan Baker at (714) 754-5156.