In 2010, the Toys “R” Us fundraising campaign raised more than $3.6 million and collected more than 325,000 toys, which helped the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation provide gifts to more than 7 million children across the United States. According to a recent report published by the United States Census Bureau, the poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent in 2010 – the highest level since 1993 – with more than 16 million children under 18 living in poverty. With the number of impoverished children growing each year, the company is more motivated than ever to help donate toys to these children.
“With an estimated 1 in 4 children now living in poverty, we recognize how important it is to ensure that no child goes without a gift to open on Christmas morning, which is why we’re proud to launch our eighth annual Toys for Tots fundraising campaign,” said Neil Friedman, President, Toys “R” Us, U.S. “We’re excited that Shaquille O’Neal, who has a Shaq-sized heart and shares our commitment to helping kids in times of need, has joined us again in supporting our Toys for Tots program. We encourage kids and families across the country to join us, too, as we are determined to make this year’s campaign the most successful yet.”
This year Hilltop Golf Club will be an official Toys for Tots drop off location. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped gift for a boy or a girl between now and December 15th. They appreciate any and all help that you can provide. As a gesture of Hilltop’s appreciation for every new, unwrapped toy you bring in they will give you a coupon valid for 50% off any size bucket of range balls valid through the end of the year.
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