Toys for Tots & Toy Giveaways for Christmas 2012

I was browsing the Internet today and came across an old announcement about Dell giving away computers. It got me to thinking about Toy Giveaways for Christmas 2012. While Xmas may seem like a million months away, it is actually going to be here quicker than you think.

This is why wise parents start their shopping early. When they do, it is easier to actually sit back and enjoy the holidays, knowing you already have all of your gifts wrapped up and waiting in hiding.  To help make sure you can afford everyone on your list, here is some more information about toy giveaways past and present.

Last year, in Mississippi, the police gave out toys to needy children and families, which was really nice. You really don’t need to look far to find examples like this, however. For example, there are going to be toy giveaways in Texas in December of this year.

One of the biggest toy giveaways each year has to be put together by the U.S. Marines Toys for Toys program. No matter what size city you live in, there’s a very good chance that there will be someone in your community collecting toys for the Toys for Toys program.

In late August of this year, Federated announced they will be a national corporate partner of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in 2012. The partnership will kick off at the Richmond International Raceway (RIR) during race weekend (Sept. 7-8) for the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

“We believe in the mission of the Marine Toys for Tots campaign and look forward to helping collect toys and donations for this extremely worthwhile organization,” said Mike Schultz of Federated Auto Parts.

“When we announced at our annual meeting that we were working with Toys for Tots, we raised $65,000 in about 10 minutes, so to say our members and associates are excited about this partnership is an understatement. We look forward to kicking off our partnership at the Federated 400 in Richmond and thank the Marines and everyone at RIR for their support during race weekend.”

There are a lot of  toys given out by corporations that make them, but it is programs like Toys for Tots that really pull a lot of people together so that little kids everywhere can have a little better Christmas season. Toys aren’t everything, but being able to put a smile on a child’s face is priceless.

Toys R Us raised $4 million and collected more than 400,000 toys in 2001 for Toys for Toys to help make the holidays brighter for kids in need across the United States.

“At Toys“R”Us, it’s our mission to help kids in times of need, and with more than 16 million children now living in poverty in the United States, raising money and collecting toys was more important than ever before in helping to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children during this holiday season,” said Jerry Storch, Chairman and CEO, Toys R Us.

“We are incredibly proud that this year’s Toys“R”Us Toys for Tots campaign was the most successful in company history due in large part to the overwhelming support of our customers and our employees across the country. This collective commitment to helping children in need ensured millions of kids – who otherwise might have gone without – had a toy to open on Christmas morning.”

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6 comments on “Toys for Tots & Toy Giveaways for Christmas 2012
  1. bonniejones says:

    i need to know were i can get my 7year old son some toys for xamas this year because im out of a job please help me.


    i have 6 kids froom the age of 13 to 9months im a single parent & i just moved to rockford ill after being homeless for a year due to domestic violence i have secured my kids a safe & healthy home i dont have a job & i was trying to see how can i sign up to get them toys for christmas it would be greatly appreciated to have the extra help thanks GOD BLESS & MERRY CHRISTMAS

    • K. Paul Mallasch says:

      I would look for the local Toys for Tots. You may check a newspaper or the official Toys for Tots website. Where have you checked so far?

  3. Belinda Rittinger says:

    I have been off work since June 2012 do to back surgery. I have a 6 yr son and 10yr daughter. I’m not sure how I’m going to have Christmas this year.

  4. Mechele Williams says:

    I have a 1 and a half year old my husband I are having probs buying hin toys this year not enough money coinging in not sure what to do.

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