If it’s the holiday season, it means it’s time once again for GENERAL HOSPITAL to partner with Toys for Tots to help bring joy to kids and families that need it. And this year, they’re also teaming up with Feeding America to bring meals to families in need.
GH executive producer Frank Valentini joined stars Steve Burton (Jason), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Risa Dorken (Amy), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Vinessa Antoine (Jordan), William deVry (Julian), and Hayley Erin (Kiki) outside of the soap’s studio to meet with the Marines and donate the toys they’d collected.
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Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, and starting with a handmade doll, collected 5,000 toys that Christmas. The United States Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots the following year and expanded it into a nationwide community action project. Now the organization delivers millions of toys to millions of children and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and pantries that has helped deliver nourishing and healthy meals to people in need for more than 35 years.
The Toys for Tots box has been displayed in GH episodes for years to help promote the organization. And this year, after Carly dropped off some toys in the donation box in the hospital hallway, Franco could be seen rooting around inside to see if there was anything good!
Take a look through the gallery below to see the actors meeting the Marines as well as the Marines visiting Port Charles via the hospital and Floating Rib sets!
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Marines at the nurses station set with Emme Rylan (Lulu), executive producer Frank Valentini, and Kirsten Storms (Maxie).
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Soldiers visiting The Floating Rib with Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Michelle Stafford (Nina), and Kristina Wagner (Felicia).
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Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) looking for more room in the donation box for his toy!
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William deVry (Julian) was happy to meet the Marines.
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Kirsten Storms (Maxie) shook hands with the soldiers.
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Steve Burton (Jason) actually played a Marine once in the film Semper Fi.
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The men of GH posed with the Marines.
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Then it was the ladies' turn with the soldiers!