CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - WBTV is proud to partner with Operation Toys for Tots with Sharonview Federal Credit Union for the 2019 Holiday season.
Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 and is run by the United States Marine Corps. The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy.
Operation Toys for Tots: Last day to donate is December 13, 2019.
This year, organizers are short on newborn toys, specifically for girls. New, unwrapped toys are being sought for children, birth to 17 years.
In 2016, Toys for Tots serviced 15,000 children.
That number doubled in 2017 to 32,000 children served.
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas.
For the last four years, Sharonview Federal Credit Union has partnered with WBTV and Toys for Tots.
“We are eager to continue supporting such a heartwarming cause,” says Bill Partin, President/CEO of Sharonview Federal Credit Union. “Toys for Tots brings the magic of Christmas to children who under other circumstances might not have the opportunity to celebrate, and we invite our neighbors to stop by and help us help others this holiday season.”
From now until December 13, 2019, individuals are invited to donate new, unwrapped toys at one of Sharonview’s Charlotte branches and surrounding. Participating locations include the following:
- Carmel Branch – 7422 Carmel Executive Park Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28226
- Park Road Branch – 4418 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
- Steele Creek Branch – 10922 South Tryon Street, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28273
- StoneCrest at Piper Glen Branch – 7918 Rea Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28277
- University Branch – 8944 J M Keynes Drive, Suite 320, Charlotte, NC 28262
- RedStone Branch – 9695 RedStone Drive, Suite 100, Indian Land, SC 29707
- Gaston County Branch – 2508 East Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28056
- Salisbury Branch – 501 North Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
- Shelby Branch – 725 East Dixon Boulevard, Shelby, NC 28152
To locate your nearest Marine Toys for Tots Local Campaign click here!
The Gaston County Firefighters Association and the Gaston County Rescue/Ambulance Association will be partnering with Toys For Tots this year as well.
All Gaston County fire stations and rescue squads will be serving as collection sights for the local community. Any new, unwrapped toy, can be donated at any of the 34 stations, including Gaston Emergency Medical Services Station 1, now through December 12th.
For more information on Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org.