We love the work we do here at Family Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry. Knowing we help our patients maintain their oral health and beautiful smiles is a great feeling.
We also love it when we get together as a community and help others. We wanted to share with you this special Thank You we received from the Toys for Tots program organizers. Because of your kindness and generous support last year, we all were able to bring smiles to the hearts of kids during the holiday season.
The 2017 Marine Toys for Tots Holiday Campaign Delivered 18 Million Toys to 7 Million less fortunate children!
Santa Salutes You for Helping Toys for Tots
Deliver Joy to 7 Million Children in Need
I would like to personally thank you for helping us make our 2017 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign so successful. Last holiday season, Toys for Tots distributed 18 million toys, fulfilling the Christmas dreams of 7 million less fortunate children!
Our Marines and volunteers conducted 800 local campaigns in all 50 states but as good as our Marines are at raising toys locally, they almost always run out of toys before all the children-in-need are supported within their communities. That’s where your help came in – The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation was able to supplement our local campaigns with over $63 million worth of toys allowing our local Toys for Tots Coordinators to keep their doors open serving children throughout the holiday season – and we thank you for the role you played!
2017 Toys for Tots Highlights
- Distributed 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children
- Conducted campaigns in 800 local communities
- Distributed 1.5 million children’s books to support literacy
- Achieved an “Unmodified Opinion” by an independent auditor
- Maintained a non-for-profit enviable 97:3 Program to Support Ratio
- Met all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
- Ranked #99 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy “Philanthropy 400”
- Ranked 4 out of 4 Stars on Charity Navigator
You’ll be happy to know that I’m not asking for a donation today! I simply wanted to share with you that the support you provided to Toys for Tots made a big difference in the lives of millions of less fortunate children and their families in a time of need. On behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all the less fortunate families and children you’ve touched with your love and compassion, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Have a great summer and hopefully we can count on your support in the fall as we prepare for Christmas 2018.