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"Tween" Gift Ideas

 Read on to the end to find out how you can win a $50 Amazon gift card!!!


       A few years back we started participating in the Toys for Tots gift giving program. Toys for Tots is a charitable donation program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserves.  Every year from October, November and December they collect unwrapped toys and distribute them to children whose parents are unable to buy them Christmas presents.  After our first year of collecting toys, and giving to the Toys for Tots program, we were amazed at how much these gifts would raise the holiday spirits of the children and parents.  We loved the positive impact this program had on the children so we decided to make it an annual tradition.  Now in our 6th year of collecting toys we feel like 2016 can be the best year ever! 

      The kindness of people never ceases to amaze us and we’re glad to keep the tradition going.  Every year people line up to give generous gifts of action figures, dolls and toys. Having experienced this program the past few years we have noticed a gap in the types of gifts given. The program not only helps young girls and boys but also gives to youth up 16 years of age.  Each year they quickly encounter a shortage in “tween” (10-12 years old) and teenage (13-16) female gifts donated. This year we decided to focus our drive on the girls and help where the program is most in need.  We reached out to our friends from Facebook and here are the gift ideas they came up with:

·         Headphones

·         Cellphone cases

·         Wallets

·         Purses

·         Jewelry

·         Posters such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

·         Brushes

·         Headbands

·         Basketball shorts

·         Hoodies

·         Makeup

·         Nail polish

·         Bath sets

·         Journals

·         Gel pens

·         Adult coloring books,

·         Back packs

·         Gift card (Harkins, Starbucks, McDonalds etc.…)


Although we hope you will donate any type of gifts this holiday season please take a little time to consider an item that Toys for Tots runs into a shortage first. We have set up our donation boxes in the office and hope you can come by to drop of a gift or two. If you’re able to swing by the office, for donation, fill out a drawing slip to be entered in our holiday contest. Come in by December 15th, to drop off your unwrapped gift and submit your entry (one entry per person). On December 16thone winner will be chosen to take home a $50 gift card!!!

We hope you have Safe and Happy Holiday season as we round out the end of the year!









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Peter Clark said...
Nice information you shared here. 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 Christmas.
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