Give Toys When You Get Toys
Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. PLAYmatters Toys will participate as a toy collection site this year so families that are purchasing toys may easily donate new, unwrapped toys for others in need.
Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 244 million children have been assisted.
Toys for Tots is a National program with a local touch – the organization has nearly 800 local toy collection and distribution programs in most major market areas in all 50 states, DC, & U.S. Territories which distributes an annual average of 18 million toys to 7 million children-in-need. The mission of the local 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 Cuyahoga County.
Families that purchase toys at PLAYmatters Toys for donation to this program will receive 10% off the sticker price of the donated items. The 2022 campaign begins Oct 1st, 2022. The last day to purchase toys in our shop will be December 13,2022.
For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org