Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Toys for Tots!

I am proud to announce that ClearView recently made a great addition to our office--a Toys for Tots box!

You'd have to live under a rock to have never seen one of these donation boxes. They are practically everywhere. Businesses can sign up and have the donation box in their office/location from October-December. The community is then encouraged to bring in new toys (they don't even have to be wrapped!) for children under the age of 16. These gifts are then distributed to less fortunate children in your area.

I like this program for a lot of reasons, but here are the biggest two:

First of all, the program is called MARINE Toys for Tots. The Marine Reserve Units in your area are the ones that distribute these gifts to the little ones. I have the utmost respect for those in the service. My old roommate Ashleigh dated a Marine, and just hearing her stories about where he is and what he is doing amazes me. And to think of people like him who have been through so much for our country take time to hand out toys to kids is just great.

The second reason I love this program is that the gifts you donate stay in YOUR area. Often times when we donate it's to a cause far away and it's hard to see the effects. No matter where you live, you can help make a child's Christmas. 

SO if you are one of those crazy people who go out on Black Friday, pick up an extra toy or two. Or if you're like me and already have all your Christmas presents bought and wrapped (I have anxiety problems, it's fine), pick up a toy next time you are grocery shopping and drop it off in your local Toys for Tots box!

Click here if you want to request a toy for your child or a child that you know.

Click here to find a drop off site near you!

Be the change. Make the difference.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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