October 1, 2021 marks the official kick-off of the Toys for Tots 2021 holiday campaign that runs until Christmas. U.S. Marines and volunteers will lead 830 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Who: US Marines and over 35,000 volunteers, millions of local supporters, hundreds of Toys for Tots partner companies
What: Marines and volunteers engaging with local businesses, media and individuals within their communities by collecting new unwrapped toys and distributing these gifts to less fortunate children, allowing them to experience the joy of Christmas
When: October 1, 2021 – December 25, 2021
Or: Toys for Tots runs 830 local campaigns in communities across the United States. Find a local TFT campaign near you by visiting our website at www.toysfortots.org
Why: An estimated 15 million children live in poverty. The mission of Marine Toys for Tots is to bring the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children with the aim of delivering a message of hope that will inspire young people to become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens. The objectives are to have a positive impact on the development of children, to create or restore self-esteem and to bring together all the elements of the communities around a common cause for three