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Greece Veteran Collects 200 toys for Toys for Tots

By on December 12, 2017
Left to Right Rich Schmitt President of Peacemakers MC Rochester, Heidi owner of Heidi’s Hair Salon, and Joe Balcerak Marine Veteran.

Left to Right Rich Schmitt President of Peacemakers MC Rochester, Heidi owner of Heidi’s Hair Salon, and Joe Balcerak Marine Veteran.

Since 1947 “Toys for Tots” has been a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. They provide toys to children whose parents cannot afford gifts at Christmas.

Joe Balcerak, a Marine Veteran of Greece, has been collecting toys for this program since he completed his service for the Marine Corps in 1988. New unwrapped toys are collected by the Marine Corps Reserves and then divided among the local families in need. This year Joe received almost 200 new toys from the generous contributions of the Peacemakers Motorcycle Club, Rochester and Heidi’s Hair Salon, on Dewey Ave in Greece.

Joe has enjoyed giving to this worthwhile program for many years he says, “Marines have tough exteriors but big hearts.”

For more information on Toys for Tots https://rochester-ny.toysfortots.org