Toys for Tots is partnering with the Green Bay Packers right in time for the holidays
In 1947, a group of Marine Reservists lead by Major Bill Hendricks collected around 5,000 toys and handed them out to underprivileged children in Los Angeles. This charitable act was inspired in part by Hendricks’ wife, Diane, who felt frustration after being unable to find an organization that would accept and donate her homemade doll.
Thus began Toys for Tots, a program now run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that has given out roughly 512 million toys to hundreds of millions of needy children.
On December 3, the organization is taking up temporary residency in an unlikely spot: The parking lot of Wisconsin’s Lambeau Field. Capitalizing on the love of Wisconsin’s love of football, The Green Bay Packers’ Toys for Tots collection will take place at the historic stadium prior to the Green Bay Packers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. Read more…More about Supported, Football, Toys, Holiday, and Afi 2017
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