Toys for Tots will expand their year-round efforts by distributing one million toys, books, and games to families in need this spring and summer. Though primarily known as a Christmastime charity, they have recognized the current need to provide emotional support and deliver hope to children.
With children losing in-person classroom learning due to COVID-19, the organization will focus donating STEAM-related toys that teach.
The organization will again partner with the charity Good360, which will distribute one million toys via their network of nonprofits across the U.S. in an effort to ‘DoGoodNOW.’ The two charities launched their collaboration in April of 2020 and have since provided families with 1.8 million toys, games, and books.
“Toys for Tots is more than a Christmas charity—that is why we want to ‘DoGoodNOW’ and expand our partnership with Good360,” said Lieutenant General Jim Laster, USMC (Retired), President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Without the assistance of Good360 and their vast network of non-profits throughout the country, Toys for Tots would not be able to distribute the one million toys we’re providing to families who are struggling outside of the holiday season.”
“With so many families struggling during the pandemic, Good360 is proud to continue the great work of our Marine Toys for Tots partnership,” said Matt Connelly, CEO of Good360. “We’ve seen firsthand how toys, books and games bring joy to children and their loved ones served by our nonprofit partners and expanding our efforts will significantly increase the impact of our program.”