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The holidays are coming! Aside from staying warm and spending time with your family, it is a time to get and give gifts! But there are many children whose parents can't afford to buy them gifts this year. If you have a little extra money, you can help make it a happy holiday season for a child in need by donating to Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots is a program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to deliver presents to needy children.
Buy any gift from this Toys for Tots Holiday Wish List and drop it off (unwrapped) at a Toys for Tots collection box.
There are collection boxes at every Toys R Us and Babies R Us store, but there may be collection boxes at other places in your community, too.
Before December 6
If you don't have any money to buy something yourself, ask your parents to buy the gift and give you 1 less gift this year. It is a small sacrifice on your part that will make a huge difference to a needy child. When you are opening all your presents, you can think about the other person who is also having a happy holiday because of you!
Listen to your heart for creative ideas to help others, and remember that a little act of kindness goes a long way. Happy Holidays!
— Glory, Scholastic Intern (a.k.a. CupcakeChateau4)