November 30, 2011

Kid Power! Toys for Tots Holiday Giving

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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

  • What
    Toys for Tots is a program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to deliver presents to needy children.
  • How
    Buy any gift from this Toys for Tots Holiday Wish List and drop it off (unwrapped) at a Toys for Tots collection box.
  • Where
    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.
  • When
    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!

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  1. dragonangel101

    At my school there’s this HUGE toys for tots bin in the lobby, I’ve been bringing in some of my stuffed animals every week for the past 5 months.

  2. pinkbutterfly658

    i dont know where to there is a toys for tots???? i dont live by a safeway though. post where more can be found.
    happy holidays,

  3. drawingart29

    Wow, thats such a great idea that the U.S Marine have decided to do something very generouse for the kids who need toys for christmas.I’v already donated 12 things. My mom and I did it because we use to kinda be like that so my mom decided to do it for them so that everyone can feel happy on Christmas day:)!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!

  4. emeraldmonkey25

    I’ve seen Toys for Tots boxes at Safeway too. It feels really nice knowing that you’re helping kids like you that have a lot less. Knowing that a lucky kid’s merry Christmas has just become merrier is a really glorious feeling. I’ve already donated 10 items. KID POWER!!

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