Toys for Tots Collection in Charlotte, NC
On December 6th, our Charlotte branch took part in the 75th annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program collection. The branch gathered three large boxes of donations to be distributed to families within the area. Since 1947, over 281 million children have been impacted by the service this program provides to local communities.
Corporal A. Zavala was designated to facilitate the collection at this branch. She explained how the program sent out over 600 boxes this season to be filled across the area. Each Marine coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting the campaign in their community. “We touch every individual toy,” explained Corporal Zavala.
Once these toys are collected, they are then sent to local, central warehouses, such as a former school in Charlotte. From here, they are then sorted by age group to be given as needed. Toys for Tots partners with local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other community agencies to identify and deliver the donations to less fortunate children of the community. Local campaigns stretch across America, including in each of United’s footprint states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.