Children are one of our nation’s most valuable resources. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders – civic, business and social. Alarmingly, approximately 15 million America children live in poverty. Studies reveal that growing up in poverty can have an adverse psychological impact on a child. One of the adverse impacts is low self-esteem – a by-product of little or no hope for the future.
The new toy which millions of needy children receive each Christmas from Marines, through the Toys for Tots Program, delivers a message of hope. By being excellent role models and setting an example for others to emulate, Marines, through Toys for Tots, perform passive mentoring. Economically disadvantaged children who receive toys through the Toys for Tots program have an opportunity to observe first hand how young men and women, just like themselves, have achieved success. Youngsters readily recognize that Marines achieve their success through adherence to the highest standards of discipline, grooming, patriotism, physical fitness and moral character.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Drop off your NEW and UNWRAPPED toy at our office beginning Thursday, 11/02/2023
The final date to drop off will be on Thursday, 12/07/2023
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date and Time
November 2, 2023 - December 7, 2023
9:00a - 5:00p EST