Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been delivering hope and spreading joy. Throughout its history, over 272 million children have been supported with the caring distribution of 604 million toys throughout all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands! But there’s even more to the Toys for Tots program than you may realize.
The Toys for Tots Literacy Program helps bring the gift of reading to less fortunate children across the nation and has distributed over 2 million books since the program’s inception in 2008. The UPS Store is the primary sponsor and raises funds at participating locations throughout the year – to date they have raised over $5,000,000! Other Toys for Tots corporate sponsors that contribute to their Literacy Program include Delta Air Lines, Dollar General, Scholastic, and First Book (to name a few
Toys For Tots Native American Program
Since 1980, the Marine Toys for Tots Native American Program has grown to benefit over 180,000 Native American children annually, providing toys and books to participating reservations as well as actively supporting the Office of the Vice President of the Navajo Nation with the Navajo Literacy Program.
In the early years of the program, few toys were available for distribution on the Reservations and required significant volunteer support from the Reservation Police Departments traveling to California to pick up donated toys. Today, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation supplements the campaign providing thousands of toys by shipping them directly to the Reservations.
Consider making a donation now through Friday, December 10th to our Toys for Tots collection bins in our front entry way. We will be collecting during our usual business hours of:
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm