Toys for Tots - Pay It Forward

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Toys for Tots

Children with GiftsThroughout the months of November and December The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new unwrapped toys for needy children in the local community where the campaign was conducted. This wonderful program has been helping make Christmas a lot brighter for children.

If you are interested in helping out Toys for Tots all you need to do is request a drop off box for your business or organization and then let everyone know to drop off toys prior to the pick up date when the toys will then be sorted and then wrapped to be given out to children. You can volunteer further by contacting The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

I know it might seem a little early to be thinking about the Christmas season, it is not even Halloween yet, but this is kind of the point of this post. If you think and plan ahead you can accomplish more in the long run, this is what Liz and I do with the Toys for Tots donations. Throughout the months prior to the donation boxes being set up in our area and we look for toys, books and stuffed animals to donate. Just the other day we picked up several Tigger and Pooh bear (one of Liz's favorites) stuffed animals to donate this year. It is a simple way to help without taking a bite out of the budget all at once.

For more information about the Toys for Tots Program, check out their Toys For Tots FAQ page. If you are in the Saint Cloud Minnesota area and would like to donate toys to the Toys for Tots program we will have a drop box at RE/MAX Realty Source 405 N. 33rd Ave Saint Cloud.

Just think through volunteering and donating to Toys for Tots you will be helping our Marines help Santa!   

 

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Rainmaker
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Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
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Hi Steve,

Great community contribution!  I especially like that it also helps the Marines' efforts!

If we all keep an eye out for sales, we can buy even more toys and even more boys and girls will get something.  I do this throughout the year and by Christmas time I have several toys to give.

Oct 14, 2010 04:09 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Hi Joyce,

That is exactly what we are doing, if you know that it is coming up and see a great deal during a sale it gives you more to work with during Christmas time. I am so glad to know that there are other Realtors throughout the country who participate in this very worthy cause!

Oct 14, 2010 05:08 AM #2
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Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828

We have a local food bank box for drop off.  We also did toys for tots at one time.  it is great way for an office to be involved.

Oct 14, 2010 07:24 AM #3
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Steve ~  This is such an easy program to get behind!  What better than giving to children. . .

Oct 14, 2010 04:27 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

Steve, this is awesome.  My husband spent 3 years in Alaksa with Company D (-), Anti-Terrorism Battalion.  They were in charge of the T4T program up there.  They delivered out in the bush on snowmobiles to families that can't come in to town and shop. I have some amazing photos! This is a great program!

Oct 15, 2010 06:54 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Melanie: I agree food is also important at this time of year. Some of my best memories as a kid were of the special treats Mom made. We also have "adopted" a family through United Way.

Oct 15, 2010 08:28 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
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Hi Tish, Yes doing something for kids is so heartwarming:) I get to go buy toys, and amonymously give them to children? I get to be Santa! Liz starts early and hides them.

Oct 15, 2010 08:35 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
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Hi Jo, Thanks to your husband for his service to this country. Marines are top notch.

We would love to see some pictures of Marines in Alaska, and post them, or you could put them in your blog and we could do a link:) What do you think?

Oct 15, 2010 08:39 AM #8
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Scott Hayes
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Steve

 

Toys for Tot is such a great organization. As Tish wrote, very easy to get behind

Oct 16, 2010 05:00 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

You said it Scott. We really enjoy this time of year, and doing something for kids is a joy.

Oct 17, 2010 06:40 AM #10
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