In honor of Nationwide Foster Care Month, the Marine Toys for Tots Program is increasing its efforts past the vacation season to ship toys to youngsters residing in foster care. This system’s initiative, Champions for These in Foster Care, will distribute toys, books, and different presents to youngsters in foster care via native organizations throughout the nation.
Greater than 3,000 youngsters will obtain presents within the following areas: Buena Park, California; Quincy, Illinois; Mount Laurel, New Jersey; and Tucson, Arizona.
“These youngsters depart their houses with solely a small plastic bag of their belongings,” says Lt. Gen. Jim Laster, CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Basis. “Marine Toys for Tots needs to offer foster care youngsters not solely one thing tangible to take with them as they transfer, but additionally some instruments and hope for a brighter tomorrow.”
Toys for Tots supported greater than 447,000 youngsters within the foster care system final yr. For extra data, go to toysfortots.org.