PALMDALE – The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Antelope Valley team is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Antelope Valley.
“We have 35,000 children we’re trying to serve… all of our children from Lancaster, Palmdale, Rosamond, California City, Tehachapi, Boron, Acton,” said organizer Karen Davis. “We’re all volunteers, so every dime goes to our children.”
The Antelope Valley Toys for Tots team is tasked with collecting 35,000 toys, $82,500 or any combination of the two. They need your help to succeed.
You can contribute to this effort through sponsorships, toy donations, monetary donations or volunteering to make a difference in the lives of these children.
Ways you can help:
- Donate Money. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation now.
- Donate Time. Click here for more information on how to volunteer with the Antelope Valley Toys for Tots team.
- Donate Toys. Click here for a list of local toy drop-off locations.
“With the layoffs and people losing homes, our children are struggling. Their parents are struggling,” Davis said. “We just want to be that ray of sunshine to continue to help the children of this community.”
You can also help to make a very Merry Christmas for children in the Antelope Valley by hosting a toy or fundraising event or by participating in one of the established events around the Valley.
Get started right now by contacting local organizer Karen Davis at 661-529-8096, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get updates on the Antelope Valley Toys for Tots team at https://www.facebook.com/AntelopeValleyToysforTots.
More about Toys for Tots
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) not for profit public charity is the fund raising, funding support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The foundation was created at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.
Christmas is all about joy in the present and hope for the future. With your help our communities’ less fortunate children will experience both!