For our Rage leadership project, Noelle Marceno and I chose to support the US Marine Core Reserve Toys for Tots program. The purpose of this charity is to provide toys for under privileged children. The success of this program is dependent on people’s generous donations of new, unwrapped toys to be handed out to kids during the Christmas season. Without this program, many of these underprivileged kids would not have presents for Christmas.
Our goal was to get as many donations as possible. To achieve this, we wrote a letter containing the program details and gave it to all the people we knew. We asked them to donate a toy and told them we would pick it up from their house and would deliver all the toys we collected to the Marine Core reserve center. We collected three huge boxes of toys! This meant we could help brighten the Holiday season for a lot of kids.
Toys for Tots is a fantastic nonprofit organization. It made us feel really good to help out kids who are less fortunate than we are. We are so glad we choose to support Toys for Tots. We hope you decide to support it next year.
By: Victoria Frentz, U11 Orange