DollarDays and the Marine Toys for Tots Program today announced a national partnership that will help more than 800 Toys for Tots Coordinators across the United States stretch their donation dollars and meet their goal of giving toys and bringing joy this Christmas to children of all ages.
Toys for Tots runs its national toy collection campaign from October until mid-December. Local businesses and organizations serve as drop-off and collection points for the donations. Funds raised from individual and national corporate donations are also used to purchase toys and other products to supplement the local toy collections. As a result of the DollarDays partnership, Toys for Tots Coordinators can purchase books, toys and games, backpacks, learning tools, electronics and other products based on the needs of their local communities. The partnership will also help fill the gap in toy donations following the closure of Toys “R” Us stores across the country.
“DollarDays provides high-value products for kids of all ages, which really helps our nonprofit partners,” said Shelly Chaney, Vice President and General Manager of DollarDays. “We have some incredible selections for newborns and baby items, and can also cater to the needs of teenagers, two age groups that have traditionally received fewer product donations from the general public. Toys for Tots Coordinators can shop with us to fill in all the gaps on their wish lists so that every child experiences the joy of Christmas.”
New this year, DollarDays will spotlight Toys for Tots on the DollarDays.com checkout page from now through December 31, 2018. Shoppers can choose to donate five percent of their purchases back to the national Toys for Tots Foundation. This is in addition to five percent of all orders placed by the Toys for Tots Coordinators.
“We are excited that DollarDays is featuring the Toys for Tots Foundation as a beneficiary of its 5% Give-Back Program,” said Ted Silvester, Toys for Tots Vice President. “The more people who use DollarDays’ site and select the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at checkout, the more wish lists we can fulfill. The benefit is also that much greater, given all the toys and other products we will get from working with DollarDays.”
DollarDays offers Toys for Tots Coordinators personalized service that will help them to hone in on what they need, maximize their spend to help as many kids as possible, and coordinate storage and shipping, including holding orders in company warehouses until they are needed. There are no minimums to buy and all orders include free shipping.
Silvester added, “DollarDays has been extremely proactive with our Coordinators, providing them access to a diverse catalog of products and the assistance and resources they need to simplify the purchasing decisions they will make with their donation dollars.”
About the Marine Toys for Tots Program
Marine Toys for Tots Program, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in over 800 communities nationwide. Since 1947, over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.