Jack (age 14) was Santa's Helper this year.
On Tuesday, December 20, we converted the money collected from recycling lights for 2017 into toys and gifts and delivered to Toys for Tots.
From the Toys for Tots website:
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 less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
Each year there is a huge need for gifts for older young ladies and young men. We loaded up on sports gear, headphones, nail polish and lava lamps!
There is still time to make a monetary donation to this great organization.
We loaded up the car to head to the DFW central warehouse in Grand Prairie.
Two Marines helped us unload! Each year is it a pleasure to see them, drop off toys and thank them for their service.
Bikes waiting for their new homes!!
Many thanks to all the folks who sent their used up Christmas lights to us this past year. You kept lights out of the landfill and positively benefited children and teens this Christmas Season.
For more information on the program, see our website recycling page.