October 1, 2019 marks the official kick-off for the Toys for Tots 2019 holiday campaign running through Christmas. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 812 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, District of Columbia, 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, 2019 – December 25, 2019
Where:Toys for Tots is conducting 812 local campaigns in communities throughout the U.S. Find a local TFT campaign near you by visiting the website at www.toysfortots.org
Why:There is an estimated 15 million children living in poverty in the U.S. The mission of Marine Toys for Tots is to bring the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children with the goal to deliver 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.