Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Charity of the Month: Toys for Tots

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

In October we supported Helping Heroes of America by donating funds to buy a military unit stationed overseas a care package.

December's Charity:

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots will always be our December charity for one simple reason: kids deserve presents at Christmas. The Marines do a great job organizing the massive task of collecting toys and funds, wrapping gifts, and distributing everythin within a short window. Last weekend we enjoyed shopping for toys at a local big box store to drop into the donation box at our local brewery (win-win). We are also going to make a cash donation to help with the logistics.

We received this email from the organization. Corporate donations are down and they need more private donations to keep this program successful:

Only 3 weeks until Christmas and many families are in need of support!

Our Corporate Donations are Falling Behind Last Year's Levels and we could use your help!

Dear David,

For Marines who have stormed the beaches at Iwo Jima, liberated Kuwait, and recently served in Afghanistan, sorting toys and books may seem trivial by comparison. But with just three weeks left until Christmas, I assure you these Marines and volunteers face a tremendous challenge as they struggle to raise enough gifts for the 15 million children in this country living in poverty. Their mission is to make sure no child is forgotten this Christmas...

...especially since there are more children in need than donations coming in right now.

Please help if you have the means to do so!

I have received numerous reports from our Marines and volunteers across the nation describing the situation:

  • Some say: "The warehouse is nearly empty. We have many requests, but we can't fill them."
  • Some say: "There are so many families that can barely put food on the table and won’t have a Christmas unless donations pick up..."

And on the national level, I can report that we are unfortunately running behind the corporate donation level from where we were a year ago at this time.

Every year, it's a massive effort to bring the joy and hope of Christmas to less fortunate boys and girls — and one we couldn't even attempt without the generosity of caring friends like you.

This year is tougher than most — but we are the United States Marine Corps. We're used to taking on the toughest of challenges ... and winning!

But time is running short and we need your support.

Help us give ALL children a chance to believe in Santa and the goodness of this special season. Pease click the “Donate Now” button and make your contribution today.

If you'd like to help follow this link to donate.

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