Student Veterans Organization: Marine Toys For Tots

The Student Veterans Organization will sponsor the Marine Toys For Tots toy drive.

Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for children in need.

Toys for Tots in Pinellas County makes a difference in the lives of the less fortunate children of our community. This year, we expect the need to be greater than last and we are asking for your help. We always need toys for both girls and boys ages 10 to 12 and for children zero to 1.

The local Toys for Tots team works very hard to make Toys for Tots a success, but we could never do it without the help of our generous community and business leaders.

For the many volunteers who make Toys for Tots possible year after year, Toys for Tots embodies the true spirit of Christmas. The gift of a shiny new toy – something that most children take for granted – means to a needy child that someone cares, that he/she hasn’t been forgotten, that Christmas hasn’t passed him/her by.

The goal of Toys for Tots is that “Every Child deserves a Little Christmas,” and we are asking you to help us send the needy children of our community a message of hope this Christmas, through the gift of a new toy.

The Toys for Tots program is managed through the Toys for Tots Foundation and normally locally led by the Marine Corps Reserves. The Pinellas County program is led by a former Marine and we work closely with the Marine Corps Reserve Center located in Tampa, Florida.

All Toys for Tots programs rely heavily on the local community to provide support. Most obviously, we need new, unwrapped toys for children ages zero to 12, but more specifically, we are always in need for toys for both boys and girls ages 10 to 12 and zero to 1. There are several ways to help the program with toy collection.

If you would like more information, please see the website: https://st-petersburg-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx