in Glendale. Half a dozen women cheered, standing next to boxes
overflowing with dolls, stuffed animals, board games, and a miniature
Curves fitness centers at Adams Square, Glendale Avenue, and
Kenneth Road have been working with the U.S. Marines since October to
collect toys for the Toys for Tots foundation.
"We all made a sign and just made sure we talked about [the drive]
within the circuit when women were working out. We wanted to include
all of Glendale, so it was members and nonmembers," said Lynda
D'Angelo, owner of the Glendale Avenue Curves.
Marines in Martinez's and Castaneda's unit will help distribute
the toys to local children in need of Christmas gifts.
"Our unit -- I'd say we've collected close to 8,000 toys,"
Martinez said. "By the time everything's done we should have about 20
to 25,000 toys."
All three Curves locations will continue collecting toys for the
Toys for Tots program until Tuesday. To find out how to donate a new
toy, call 242-4553 or 244-3030.