WATERBURY, CT -21 NOVEMBER 2007 -112107DA003- The U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program was kicked off Wednesday in the lobby of Republican-American in Waterbury. From left are: U.S. Marine Corps Private Dowdell, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. James Battisti, U.S. Marine Corps Recruiter, Sgt. Tant, Republican-American Editor and Publisher William J. Pape, newspapper and Mike Rinaldi of the U.S. Marine Corps League. Volunteers are encouraged to bring in new, unwrapped toys during November and December so they may be distributed as Christmas gifts too needy children in the community.