At Gardner-White Furniture, we want our community to enjoy and celebrate the holiday season in full, not in part. With all of the giving that the holidays suggest that we do, we take pride in hosting the opportunity for our friends, fans, family and customers to help out those who have less. That’s why we find it important to take part in the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, so that all can have the opportunity to not only receive this holiday season, but for us to give as well.
At all of our stores, you will find a Toys for Tots donation bin, and we encourage you, your friends, and your family to take part in one of the most rewarding opportunities the season brings us. Help the United States Marines with their annual toy drive by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at any Gardner-White location now through December 16th!
If you’d like some ideas of what to donate, Toys for Tots created an Amazon wish list!
From the Toys for Tots website:
MISSION: The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
GOAL: The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
ACTIVITIES: The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.