Toys For Tots Donations
We are very pleased and excited to have been approved as a Toys For Tots Donation(s) drop-off Location to help serve the Treasure Valley for their 2019 campaign.
If you would like to sign up to receive donations, we have applications on hand in our office and can also email and/or fax an application to you. You can also download the application, or follow the link to the Toys For Tots Website at the bottom of this page.
If you'd like to donate items, we have collection boxes located at our office at:
9488 W. Fairview Ave. Boise, Idaho 83704.
If you have donations but are unable to deliver them, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will do all we can to help you with your donation(s).
ABOUT THE USMC TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM
Each year, the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program makes it possible for children from low income families to receive new toys during the holiday season. Toy drives are coordinated by Reserve Units or authorized veteran Marines throughout the United States.
The Toys for Tots program is a charitable endeavor of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. During the fourth quarter of each year, the organization mobilizes to collect unwrapped new toys. Donated toys are distributed to needy children, typically under age 12, in the communities where items are collected. The ultimate goal of the program is to bring a happy Christmas to underprivileged children along with a message of hope.
The first toy ever donated to Toys for Tots was a homemade Raggedy Ann Doll in 1947. When Major Bill Hendricks couldn't find an organization that distributed toys to kids for Christmas, he created Toys for Tots along with the help of fellow marines. Only one year later, in 1948, Walt Disney designed the infamous train logo and the program spread nationwide.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The number of children served and toys donated in 2017 speaks volumes about the efforts of this organization:
- 18 million toys distributed annually
- More than 240 million children served since inception
- Toys for Tots programs in nearly 800 locations across all 50 states
MERIT AND RECOGNITION
Toys for Tots is one charitable program that has stood the test of time with nearly 75 years of work for children. In 1995, the foundation was approved as an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserves by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, which funds and supports the Toys for Tots Program, is listed as a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. With a four star rating on Charity Navigator, the organization boasts spending 96 percent of its expenses delivering programs and services.
DONATING TO TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys for Tots Programs accept donations of new toys and children's games as well as financial gifts to help purchase new items. There are lots of ways to get involved.
For more information about the USMC (United States Marine Corps) Toys For Tots Program and details regarding resources for the program in our area, please visit: