If you are out braving the shopping madness this weekend, please consider picking up at least one new unwrapped toy and taking it to a local Toys For Tots toy drop-off location
. With all the discounts and sales going on this weekend for toys, there is no better time to do this and it can really make a difference come Christmas morning for children who wouldn't normally be able to experience the joy of opening a present.
You can also make a straight cash donation directly to Toys for Tots by CLICKING HERE
Finally, if you live in the Washington D.C. metro area
and would like a chance to enter to win a very cool Transformers Optimus Prime collectible autographed by Peter Cullen while supporting Toys For Tots at the same time, be sure to stop at Beyond Comics
in Gaithersburg, MD or Frederick, MD. CLICK HERE
for more details.
About The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to provide fundraising and other necessary support for their annual Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 62nd year, Toys for Tots provides hope and happiness to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a shiny new toy during the Christmas holiday season. Our gifts offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts we provide, such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant contribution to the educational, social and recreational interests of these children. In 2008, Marines distributed gifts to 7.6 million children in over 650 communities nationwide. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public and is supported by corporate sponsorships. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org