One of the most effective way to give back to less fortunate children is to donate to a 2017 Toys for Tots program. They operate nationwide, in most of the mid to larger sized cities, towns, and counties. Even some smaller, less populated parts of the county offer one of these campaigns.
Donations are often accepted by a number of local agencies. There is always a needed for volunteers as well for a number of different roles. You should check the main site, which is a link of off this source, to find out more information. Or suggestions for dropping off an item for a local 2017 Toys for Tots campaign include contact the Salvation Army, a local food pantry, church, or even some businesses will be involved. The list of who participates changes from year to year.
Any parent that is struggling, and who may not be able to offered gifts for their kids this year, can apply as well. The application period for the 2017 Toys for Tots campaign will also vary based on agency as well as organization in question. Some local campaigns may allow a parent to apply as early as October and others run up through early to mid December. Never wait though to apply as the demand is always very high and the Christmas gifts go quickly.
Toy drives held in 2017
Almost everything is needed and will go to good use. The Marines will tend to participate, and they offer a local coordinator in a community. They work with non-profits, charities, churches, and other groups to set up a toy drive. The US Marine Corps will always appreciate more local volunteers as well as they are critical to the success of the program.
Everything collected will go to kids that meet the program requirements. There is no cost to family. Applicants need to be from the community, under the age of 14, have ID, and meet other criteria. So by donating to a 2017 campaign you will be sure that your donation goes to some child that is deserving.
All sorts of items are needed. They need to be new and unwrapped. Whether you want to buy a small $5 toy or spend tens or hundreds of dollars, toys are needed! When you shop, feel free to find sales too and only buy what you can afford. There are items needed for boys, girls, kids as young as 2, and also early teenagers up to age 13.
Many of the toys for tots drives are also made up of a group of fortunate people coming to together to pool their money together. This allows the donor to still give back without breaking the bank! Or busting their budget! The 2017 campaign will also accept financial gifts. Some people would rather just give the cash, or maybe a gift card.
If maybe you do not want to spend money on a gift, or want to give back in other ways, the Marines as well as agencies that run the Toys for Tots campaigns always need volunteers. They are needed to lift boxes, lift and sort the donated gifts, publicize the drives, and much more. In fact the 2017 Toys for Tots campaign would need exist without people willing to give back.
Not only do the Toys for Tots campaign need volunteers, but the local charities that support the program need help too. So even if you can’t say pick up a box or want to publicize a drive, you can volunteer somewhere else to say provide food, cook, clean a table, or whatever…people are always needed.
If you have the time, resources, or ability to give back to the Toys for tots campaigns that are now starting for 2017, please do so. It is a great feeling to help children from struggling households.