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We are an official “drop off” location for the Toys For Tots program.

We are an official “drop off” location for the Toys For Tots program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop in some time and get that great feeling that you get when giving a present to someone.  Giving a present to a child in need, is even better.

Already we have one drop off box half full of new unwrapped toys.  This is only after a couple of days with the program.  Our box is sitting at the bottom of our stairs next to our decorated Christmas tree.

You can drop off a toy until December 15.

If you stop in on a Friday afternoon, or a Saturday morning (not sure why these times) you will likely see several large older men with white hair and beards walking around the shop.  They actually know who the “Real” Santa Claus is, but aren’t telling!

 

For those that don’t know what the Toys For Tots program is, here’s a quick summary;

Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million needy children.  This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas.  Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million.

Here’s how it works;

Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local business drop off sites.  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.

So… Bring a toy for a child under 12 to our shop during business hours (10-5:30 Monday – Friday, & 10-4:00 Saturday).


If you can’t come and drop a toy off at our location, here are some other local drop off sites that may be near you:

http://philadelphia-pa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/donate-toys.aspx

 

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