Your family may not be able to give and if that is the case it is completely understandable. Times are tough for a lot of people right now. But if you do have an extra $5 or $10 to donate to Toys for Tots right now it would help make the holidays extra magical for many children.
A message from the folks at Toys for Tots:
We are all witness to the devastation Hurricane Sandy created in New York, New Jersey and parts of several other states. Fortunately, we have the Red Cross and other agencies that are providing the shelter, medicine, clothing, food and supplies that the people of those states critically need.
Now that the immediate needs of these families are being met, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has begun making plans to help fulfill the Christmas dreams for the displaced children of that region. Last year we provided gifts to over 500,000 children in those areas, but unfortunately, we still ran out of gifts long before we ran out of children.
This year, because of Hurricane Sandy and its destruction, there will be even more desperate parents trying to determine how to provide Christmas gifts for their children. We intend to be there for these unfortunate families. You might say that toys are nonessentials. You’re right, but why should the children who just lost everything have to lose their hope and belief in Santa as well!
On the Toys for Tots website there is a special donation button meant for just the families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Something important to know about Toys for Tots … 97% of your donation goes to our mission of providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children. The 3% spent on support principally covers fundraising expenses – not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.