Join the Toys for Tots Rally at NFM
Can you remember your favorite toy as a child? Was it the Chatty Cathy doll who repeatedly asked if you loved her? What about that GI Joe action figure or that brand new neon orange and yellow Hot Wheels car that was faster than all the others you had? Whatever the toy was, it was your favorite and you can probably still remember the joy you felt when you first received it.
Many kids have never felt this joy. In fact, many have never even had a brand new toy, much less one to call their own. That is where the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign come in. The mission of these men and women is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them to less fortunate children in the community. Throughout the lifespan of this foundation, over 216 million children have received a brand new toy. To some of these children, this may be the only toy they have ever received.
Every year, Nebraska Furniture Mart teams up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to help collect toys. During the holiday season, you can bring in a toy at any time during store hours, 7 days a week. Right before our time is up for collection, Marines will come into the store for a two-day toy collection rally. These Marines volunteer their time to collect the toys and personally thank you for your donation.
As you’re doing your holiday shopping, maybe you’ll run across that new Hot Wheels car or the new and improved Chatty Cathy doll and instantly remember the joy of playing with that brand new toy when you were little. Consider passing that joy and excitement on to a child this holiday season through the small gift of a new toy.
Toys for Tots donation bins are located in Omaha at the Electronics West Entrance and in Kansas City at the Center Entrance. Marines will be in both locations on December 6th and 7th for our Last Chance to Fill It Rally. Nebraska Furniture Mart and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve thank you in advance for your consideration!