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Give the gift of hope to a child in need!

Help the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve gather gifts for their Toys for Tots program. They distribute small gifts with a message of hope to children in less fortunate situations.
Give the gift of hope to a child in need!

Why should you give to Toys for Tots?

Not every child's family can afford to give gifts during the holiday season. Helping these families in need means you're helping provide gifts for their children during this time. This act of giving presents to children in need helps provide more than the tangible toy they'll receive; rather, it's seen as giving hope. There's a sense of magic when sharing this act of selflessness, and the circulation of holiday cheer is an added bonus! The children of our country are our future and the U.S. Marine Corps has established this program with the intention of honoring children in times of need to help ensure them a bright and hopeful future.

What toys should you donate?

The toys that are donated are distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps to families who have applied for a gift to be given to their child. The gifts you donate should be new, unwrapped toys or gifts. No gift list has been published by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in efforts to diversify the gifts people donate. A suggestion for shopping for donations would be to go shopping with the kids in your family and have them pick out toys they'd like to receive, and donate them to Toys for Tots.

To help, please visit and search for donation centers near you.

More ways to give back during the holidays

Hot gifts for tots, kids and teens
Brands that help families during the holidays
Classic toys that still make great Christmas gifts

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