Tis the season for giving. 🙂 I am so excited to let you know that I have teamed up with other local Kansas City bloggers to provide you with ways that you can help out in the local Kansas City area. We all picked a program we wanted to highlight. I wanted to share about a great organization called Toys for Tots. I think the holidays are such a special time for families, but the most magical moments come from the children. Toys for Tots provides an opportunity to donate toys to children in need. Toys for tots is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
Another wonderful thing about Toys for Tots is that it is not just local, you can participate no matter what state you are in. You can visit the Toys for Tots location drop off page to find out where you can donate a toy or volunteer to help make the holidays special for someone else.
Toys for Tots Kansas City is just one of the great organizations that allows people to give back during the holiday season. Check out below other awesome opportunities highlighted by local Kansas City bloggers. I am lucky to be apart of such a great blog hop!
Everyday Truth — Bear Hugs
it’s me, debcb! — Safehome
Back to Allen — The Children’s Place
Whatcha Makin Now — Wayside Waifs
Soleful Suitcases — KC Rescue Mission
Wayward Dogs — Midwest Adopt-a-Bull
Sarah Scoop — Toys for Tots
Laughing Cat Creations — Turning Point
Blogchickabowow — Jewish Family Services
Healthnut Foodie — Veronica’s Voice
Raising the Barrs — Hillcrest Transitional Housing
KC Edventures — Salvation Army & Children’s Mercy
The Happy Family Movement — Rose Brooks Women’s Center
Also, I was informed that next Saturday in Olathe, KS you can attend a Toys for Tots event! I have included the flier below.