Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to bring on the toys!
Diventures is once again a drop-off spot for Toys for Tots, a Marine Corps non-profit. Their mission is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute them to less fortunate children at Christmas.
How It Works
Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December. Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.
While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate, and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and generosity for the people who donate toys.
Local business leaders, like Diventures, play key roles for the collection of toys. They allow Coordinators to locate drop-off/collection boxes in their stores; provide free warehouse space for storing and sorting toys during October, November, and December; provide vehicles to collect toys from drop-off sites; sponsor toy raising events; and help Coordinators arrange media exposure for Toys for Tots in the local community.
What You Can Do
First, purchase a new unwrapped gift or multiple gifts for children of any age. Next, head on over to your local Diventures and drop the gift(s) in the big white box near the entrance. It’s that simple! Our local community and customer’s generosity is vital in the success of this toy drive. Usually, we’re the ones helping put smiles on your children’s faces, but now we need your help getting smiles from children in our local community.
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