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BROOKE SHIELDS, HANK AARON AND ST. NICK SHARE HAM & EGGS AND HOLIDAY CHEER WITH TOYS FOR TOTS KIDS

 BROOKE SHIELDS, HANK AARON AND ST. NICK SHARE HAM & EGGS
 AND HOLIDAY CHEER WITH TOYS FOR TOTS KIDS
 ATLANTA, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Atlanta, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) and national Toys for Tots sponsor MCI Telecommunications Corporation hosted a holiday extravaganza to launch the second annual MCI Friends & Family Holiday Tour. The event was the eighth of 12 such celebrations to take place across the nation this fall to raise awareness -- and ultimately donations -- for the 45th annual Toys for Tots toy-raising effort.
 Actress Brooke Shields, honorary spokesperson for the MCI Friends & Family Holiday Tour, and baseball legend Hank Aaron joined Santa Claus, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and MCI representatives at the Atrium at the CNN Center to make the first official toy donation this year in Atlanta to children from Carter Woodson Elementary School of Atlanta.
 For the first time ever, MCI and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation have created two new and simple donation methods this year: Gift givers may send a check or money order in any amount to the Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1931, Amherst, N.Y. 14226; Or dial 900-945-1000 to make an automatic donation of $10. (Callers will be billed $10 per call. Proceeds will be used to purchase toys for needy children.)
 "Last year, with help from generous national sponsors like MCI, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve collected millions of toys for kids nationwide," said Col.
Donald Beaver, USMCR. "This holiday season, we hope to surpass our goal of collecting 8 million toys."
 "By delivering gifts to Toys for Tots kids in 12 cities and creating simple ways for people everywhere to support Toys for Tots, we hope to encourage holiday shoppers to put one more name on their holiday list this year -- the name of a needy child somewhere," said Gerald Taylor, president of MCI Consumer Markets.
 The local Toys for Tots kickoff at the Atrium in CNN Center is the eighth stop on the 12-city "MCI Friends & Family Holiday Tour." The tour includes the following stops: Los Angeles, Oct. 14; San Francisco, Oct. 16; Phoenix, Oct. 19; Denver, Oct. 23; Dallas, Oct. 27; Houston, Oct. 28; Memphis, November 5; Chicago, Nov. 12; Detroit, Nov. 17; Washington, Nov. 19; and New York, Nov. 24. The MCI Friends & Family Holiday Tour helps the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve raise awareness -- and ultimately new, unwrapped toys -- for children everywhere.
 MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC), headquartered in Washington, is the nation's second largest long distance provider. MCI offers residential savings through a number of products and services including: Friends & Family; MCI PrimeTime; MCI Personal 800; MCI Around the World; the MCI Card and the Friends & Family Card.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Murphy, 703-415-6226, or Christine Hinz, 212-315-8164, both of MCI/
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