Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Toys for Tots steps up to deliver toys, games, and books for children.
Toys for Tots is a non-profit national charity program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
During each holiday season, they collect and distribute an average of 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate kids. To do this, they have a distribution network of over 800 communities in all 50 states.
Despite having a large inventory of new donated toys, games, and books on hand, because it’s outside of the holiday season, they do not have a distribution network in place to get the donations in the hands of the needy.
“In these unprecedented times, we’re deeply concerned about COVID-19 and it’s devastating impact on the lives of all Americans and want to offer assistance now,” states Retired Lt. Gen Jim Laster, USMC, President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in a press release.
They have partnered up with Good360, and have distributed two million toys, games, and books to families-in-need.
Good360 is a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving. They partner with socially responsible companies to source highly needed goods and distribute them to people in need.
In addition, they have distributed more than $9 billion in donated goods around the world and helped its network of over 93,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions.
This year, Toys for Tots and Good360’s relief efforts have been made possible by the donations of their partners. These partners include Hasbro, Lego, Disney, Funko, Five Below, and Build-a-bear.