As the holiday seasons nears, it is time to remember the those in need that may need a helping hand to have a special season. For the third year in a row, XRadio is joining with others in Second Life by helping raise money for the Toys for Tots program.
What is Toys for Tots?
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for the winter holiday season. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. The stated goal is to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.”
The Marine Toys for Tots Program collected and distributed 19 million toys to 7.3 million less fortunate children in this past year.
This community action program took place in over 800 communities covering all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program helped bring the gift of reading to less fortunate children across the nation and has distributed over 2 million books since the program’s inception in 2008.
How can I help?
Either way, just know that you are changing the life of a less fortunate child in need.