October 1, 2021 marks the official kick-off for the Toys for Tots 2021 holiday campaign running through Christmas. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 830 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Who: U.S. Marines and 35,000+ volunteers, millions of local supporters, hundreds of corporate partners of Toys for Tots
What: Marines and volunteers engaging with local businesses, media and individuals within their communities collecting new, unwrapped toys and distributing those gifts to less fortunate children allowing them to experience the joy of Christmas
When: October 1, 2021 – December 25, 2021
Where: Toys for Tots is conducting 830 local campaigns in communities throughout the U.S. Find a local TFT campaign near you by visiting their website at www.toysfortots.org
Why: There are an estimated 15 million children living in poverty. The mission of Marine Toys for Tots is to bring the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children with the goal of delivering a message of hope that will inspire youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives include having a positive impact on the development of children, creating or restoring self-esteem, and bringing all elements of communities together in a common cause for three months each year.
For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
Source: Toys for Tots Press Release