The Holiday Season is upon us and Christmas is fast approaching! It is truly a wonderful time of year for most people; however, those families that may be slightly less fortunate may not have enough money to buy gifts for their children on Christmas. That is where Toys for Tots comes in. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation provides the funding and support needed for a successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns. They were founded by Major Bill Hendricks of the USMCR back in 1947. That makes this Christmas giving-tradition nearly 70 years old! At this point they have given out nearly a half a billion toys to less fortunate children all over the United States.
Coming directly from the official Toys for Tots website, they say, “Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 700 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Ahead of the campaign, part of their job is to find businesses and companies that are willing to become drop sites for toys each year. This year, Preston Nissan is one of the few drop sites on the Eastern Shore. Preston Nissan is accepting unwrapped and unopened toys through December 22nd. That deadline will be here before you know it so come out to the Preston Autoplex – specifically the Nissan building – with your toy in order to donate. If you are not in position to donate, but would instead like to request a toy for your little boy or girl you can do that on the Toys for Tots website. But you need to hurry because there are different deadlines to request a toy based on which county you live in.
We hope that those who are fortunate enough will donate a toy because we are trying very hard to fill up one of our new 2015 Nissan NV200’s with donated toys. The employees of the Preston Autoplex have been supporting the toy drive, but we need your help! If you can afford an extra toy, we ask that you please donate it to our Toys for Tots drive before December 22, 2014. If we can manage to fill the truck we will certainly be posting a picture on Preston Nissan’s Facebook page to show how selfless the people in our area are, so make sure to bring in your donation then keep an eye on our page! Merry Christmas!