The Toys for Tots 2019 holiday campaign running through Christmas is now active.
U.S. Marines and volunteers are conducting 812 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands, collecting new, unwrapped toys and distributing those gifts to less fortunate children, allowing them to experience the joy of Christmas.
Find a local TFT campaign near you by visiting www.toysfortots.org.
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.