Marine Toys for Tots FoundationThe Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 66th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday season. Their gifts offer these children recognition and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts they provide, such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, social and physical development of these children. In 2012, Marines distributed gifts to 7.1 million children in 740 communities nationwide. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as well as support from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
This campaign expires December 31, 2014
The mission of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is to bring the joy of the Christmas holiday season to Americans neediest children. Many of these children may very well be overlooked otherwise. We believe it's important to show these children that someone cares, that they havent been forgotten and that the magic of the holiday season hasn't passed them by. After all, any positive influence that offers a less fortunate child a ray of hope for the future will also raise that childrens self-esteem and confidence, and will motivate him or her to become a productive and responsible citizen. Additionally, the toys, books and other gifts we provide help to fulfill many of the social, recreational and educational needs of these children a s well. Finally, Toys for Tots also helps parents, who may be struggling with financial problems.