Marines will take part in Kindness Day at WFLA TV

TAMPA FL (WFLA) – Aletta Keplinger Rodriguez came to Joe Chillura park on Wednesday carrying presents for children.

“Children need toys and you have to do the right thing, especially at this time of year,” said Keplinger Rodriguez.toys2

She brought the toys for the Marine Corps’s Toys for Tot’s campaign. “I think the Marines are wonderful in anything that they do, especially this and it’s so touching that they reach out to the youth,” said Keplinger Rodriguez.

Friday, the Marines will be at WFLA TV taking part in Kindness Day. “It’s a one-stop shop for a bunch of really good charitable organizations and it allows people to donate on multiple fronts and to help a lot of good charities out,” said Gunnery Sergeant David Barrett.

Barrett is helping coordinate the Toys for Tots program in Tampa. “We’re well ahead of where we were last year at this time. Toy collections are going really good and it seems like a lot of the people in the community are aware of the donations being made,” said Barrett.

The Marines are in need of toys for boys from infant to age 3 and they need toys for girls and boys from ages 9 to 12.

“I remember the enjoyment of me opening my presents on Christmas and now I have five children of my own, so to think there would ever be a kid that couldn’t have that same experience it would be sad,” said Barrett. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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