On September 15, 2007, the City of Irvine officially adopted a Marine battalion from Camp Pendleton to make a difference in the lives of our military personnel and their families. The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee welcomes the Irvine community to support our adopted battalion by participating and donating to a variety of activities. These activities include holiday and pre-deployment events, care packages, toy drives and more.
How to Support Irvine 2/11 Marines
Holiday Toy Drive
October 31–December 14
Make the season brighter for Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion families by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children ages 12 and younger. Donations will be accepted at:
- Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Irvine Police Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Great Park Visitors Center, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Daily, 11 a.m.–8p.m.
Irvine Civic Center
- Sunday, December 4, 9 a.m.–Noon
- Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m.–Noon
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee will be on-site at the Irvine Civic Center Parking Lot 3 next to the Deanna Manning Stadium. Please follow the event directional signs to the toy drop-off area. Please have toys ready in the trunk and/or back set of your vehicle. Volunteers will assist with retrieving your toy donation while maintaining proper social distancing and safety guidelines.
Donate items to the Toy Drive by buying directly from Amazon Smile. Visit our Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee account and items will be delivered to us in time for the event.
Monetary donations are also accepted:
- Credit card donations are accepted on our website.
- Checks can be mailed to IMAC:
17595 Harvard Ave., Suite C2270, Irvine, CA 92614
For more information, call 949-724-6606.
15th Anniversary Fundraiser
Join us in celebrating the 15th anniversary of the City of Irvine's official adoption of the 2/11 Marines. On September 15, 2007, Irvine passed a City Council Resolution adopting the 2/11 Marine battalion from Camp Pendleton in hopes of making a difference in the lives of our military personnel and their families. For more information, view the flier here. Donate online using the link below.
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee has been serving the courageous 2/11 Marines and their families for more than 10 years. Donations from the community support a variety of activities including events and care packages for active-duty personnel and their families.
Learn about more ways to help the 2/11 here.
The specific purpose of the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee is to provide charitable and educational activities and support for the benefit and welfare of the United States Marines and their families assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, with special emphasis on the Marines and families of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines (“2/11 Marines”). Additionally, the Committee seeks to educate and inform the community regarding the 2/11’s activities and responsibilities. The Committee accomplishes its goal by soliciting private and public donations of cash, food, beverages, and new and used material goods to help underwrite the cost of sponsoring 2/11 Marines and their families.
The Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, welcomes the Irvine community to support our adopted battalion by participating and donating to a variety of activities. These activities include holiday and pre-deployment events, care packages, toy drives and more. Learn more about the 2/11 here. For more way to support the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, visit Ways to Help the 2/11 here.
On January 26, 2016, the City Council of the City of Irvine proclaimed February 11, 2016 as "Irvine 2/11 Marine Battalion Day." View the Proclamation here.
Thank You Note
"Greetings 2/11 Irvine Marine Adoption Committee,
We are parents of one of the fortunate Marines of 2/11. Fortunate in that there is a city with the heart to support our Marines in such a positive and meaningful way. Our son is the Commanding Officer of Kilo Battery (see attached) and has been a Marine for 10 years. This is the first duty station to our knowledge where the community has shown such a generous heart. Being a Viet Nam veteran I have great respect for those who sacrifice to obtain and preserve freedom for the people of this world.
We are so very grateful for you and your willingness to provide for them as you have. Having a kind word for our Marines is more than most will do, but you have gone beyond by your actions and provisions.
Thank you again and may God bless you and your families for all you do.
-Don and Darlene Pickelsimer, Powder Springs, GA"
Contact the 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee Inc.
Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID # 26-2790567
For questions or to provide feedback, please email Wendy Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.