#PlayItForward: Toys for Tots

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Some of NYMAAC's Toys For Tots Donation

Some of NYMAAC’s Toys For Tots Donation

Every year, we receive many Hours of Hope submissions from people and Chapters who volunteer and donate to Toys For Tots. NYMACC has done a drive of their own at their holiday party, Sarah Viviani from Gamma Pi Chapter helped sort toy for Toys For Tots and Joni Leyda from Kappa Chapter also volunteered for the organization, just to highlight a few. This is a great way for Collegiate Chapters, Alumni Chapters and individual Members to give back, so we wanted to tell you about a special match Toys R Us is doing this year.

Want to make your holiday toy donation really count this year? Then make sure to tweet yourself (an UNselfie, if you will) donating a toy to Toys For Tots at Toys R Us with the hashtag #PlayitForward and tag @ToysRUs by December 7th. Toys R Us will match your donation. That’s 2 gifts for each donation!

Let Shaq-a-Clause explain:

A lot of you probably grew up with Toys For Tots donation bins around during the holidays, but did you know that the U.S. Marine Corps is behind the program? It was started in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR. Learn more about the organization’s history here.

Not sure where to drop it off? Check out the Toys R Us locator here or purchase one directly online here off the big wishlist.

So when you’re out buying holiday gifts for your friends and family, pick up a toy for a child who would be unbelievably happy to receive it.

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