Throughout 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!