2012 Toy Drive with Dollar Tree is in full swing!
Operation Homefront announced its annual Holiday Toy Drive to collect gifts for military kids. Operation Homefront volunteers and field offices across the nation have started collecting donated toys, along with monetary donations, to be distributed to the children of service members this holiday season.
We are seeking volunteers from the DC Metro service area to help sort the collect the toys that are coming in from designated stores and assist at distribution parties. For more information about how to volunteer email RosanneColeman@operationhomefront.net .
Local establishments wishing to join Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive can register to place a collection box in an office lobby, at a cash register, or other public place of business. Business owners can contact Operation Homefront at 703-421-9033 to learn more about being a designated Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive collection spot. Every year, toys are collected at local coffee shops, hair salons, preschools, fire stations, retailers, offices, and more.
“For service members with kids, especially in the lower ranks, Christmas shopping is a major expense that can blow a hole in the family budget,” said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Helping them make their children feel extra special during this festive time is an important aspect of the assistance we provide to military families. By contributing to Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive - either with an online monetary donation or by dropping off gifts – you’re helping our men and women in uniform provide for their families in these tough economic times.”
National corporate sponsors for the Holiday Toy Drive include Dollar Tree, Veterans United Foundation, funded by Veterans United Home Loans employees, and BAE Systems.
In 2011, Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive collected over 7 million toys nationwide for military kids. In the coming weeks, Operation Homefront will announce additional information on how Americans interested in donating holiday toys to military kids can help.