Geppetto’s in Del Mar Highlands Town Center was the go-to toy store for an anonymous philanthropist who purchased $50,000 worth of toys to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots program.
In previous years, the donor had gone to Toys “R” Us but as the chain shut down this year, the donor selected the local business instead. Early in the morning on Nov. 12, an associate of the donor came in to shop and hand-select the toys. The boxes of toys filled the store and overflowed onto the sidewalk.
A Marine loads up toy donations. Karen Billing
“This is the biggest sale we’ve had and the biggest donation,” said Brian Miller, who owns 10 Geppetto’s locations throughout San...