Donate a Toy and Toys for Tots Are Partnering for a Virtual Toy Drive
December 14, 2020
The holiday season is here, but it certainly feels different this year. With many kids asking Santa for a cure to COVID-19 in their letters and families across the nation negatively affected, the spirit of giving is more important than ever this year.
This year, DonateAToy.org, part of Fun Services, which has been a leader in New Jersey school fundraising programs and events since 1968, and Toys for Tots, a 73-year national charitable program led by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, are joining together to launch a virtual holiday toy drive. Plus, DonateAToy.org has committed $100,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots and will be matching any donations made, along with the Bill Belicheck Foundation through December 31.
“As the coronavirus pandemic has increased need to unprecedented levels, we are honored to support the crucial Toys for Tots mission,” Anthony Lombardi, President, Fun Services and founder of DonateAToy said in a press release. “With people reluctant to visit physical drop-off sites, this unique program empowers both corporate gift-giving and consumer donations to brighten the holidays for less fortunate children across the country, right from their computer or mobile device.”
Ted Silvester, Retired Colonel, United States Marine Corps, and VP, Marketing and Development, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, also said, “The DonateAToy.org collaboration will help Toys for Tots continue our ongoing effort to deliver millions of gifts to children whose families are experiencing extraordinary financial difficulties—hardships often exacerbated by the pandemic. Last year, the Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday wishes of seven million less fortunate children in over 800 communities nationwide, and our goal is to support every family seeking holiday assistance from Toy for Tots.”
Plus, if you’re looking to clear out some of your child’s holiday toys, consider donating any gently used toys to charities, hospitals, daycare centers and children’s shelters near you. Just be sure to check out and follow any coronavirus precautions they have in place.