Atlanta Toys for Tots (Buford, GA)


  • Name:Mrs. Teresa Wilhite
  • Title:Assistant Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Atlanta Toys for Tots
  • Address:2700 Ivy Mill Drive
    Buford, GA 30519
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:404-391-7921

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens

  • Overview:
  • The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

  • History:
  • 1947 Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR founds Toys for Tots in Los Angeles, California. 5,000 toys collected during a campaign before Christmas 1947. The first toy is a handmade doll.
    1948 The United States Marine Corps adopts Toys for Tots, and expands it into a nationwide community action project as the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program. Marines at each Reserve Center throughout the nation conduct toy collection and distribution campaigns in the communities surrounding the center.
    1989 U. S. Marine Corps identifies the need for the creation of a charity to be the fundraising and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

    1996 Commander, Marine Forces Reserve expands Toys for Tots to cover all 50 states by authorizing selected Marine Corps League Detachments and selected local community organizations (generally veteran Marines), located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct toy collection and distribution campaigns in their communities as part of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

    Literacy program - The Toys for Tots Literacy Program is an initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network. The mission of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program is to offer our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to books and educational resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively.

  • Year established:1947
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Robert M. Shea, Lt. Gen, USMC (Ret); W. Tim Davis, President The UPS store, Inc.; Eric M. Difrancesco, Lt. Col (USMCR) owner Difran Corp.; Osmund Fretz, III President, B2B Workforce; Patrick Hermesmann, Colonel, USMC Attorney at Law; Diane Hoeft, Colonel USMC(ret), Education; Thomas Jones, Independent information Technology; Keith Nadolski, Lt. Col. USMCR (ret) president Americas Beechcraft; Thomas O'Brien, Asst. Head Football Coach University of VA; Burke Whitman, BGen (USMCR); Cornell Wilson, Jr. Major General, USMCR (Ret) B&C Associates, Inc.

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Henry P.Osman
    Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret)
    Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
    Member - President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Pete Osman, LtGen, USMCR (ret) President and CEO: Bill Grein, Major, USMC (ret), VP Marketing and Development; Brian Murray, Major, USMC(Ret), VP Operations; Kelley Hardison, Deputy VP, Marketing and Developement


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:20-3021444

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:203021444
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:18251 QUANTICO GATEWAY DR
  • Organization City:TRIANGLE
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:22172-1776
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 2006
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:T20
  • Asset Amount:$142,253,143
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$305,980,034
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$274,290,274
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:23:27 pm

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