How Does the Marine Toys for Tots Program Work?

The Marine Toys for Tots program works by taking toy donations from the community and redistributing them to families with children in need. Those who want to donate can look up their local chapter to find needed items and drop-off locations, according to Toys for Tots. Those who wish to take advantage of the program can visit their local chapter or fill out the Request a Toy form located on the Toys for Tots website.

Toys for Tots is generally for children up to 12 years of age, but some locations may decide to raise the age limit to 14 or even 16 years if there is enough need in the area. Items that are generally needed for this age group include bath gift sets and electronics, according to Toys for Tots.

Businesses can volunteer to be a local drop-off center for the Toys for Tots program. Fill out the form on the website, and the information will be forwarded to the local coordinator. The coordinator will follow up with more information and any additional requirements or paperwork needed. Businesses can also act as national corporate sponsors.

Toys for Tots also accepts cash donations, and checks can be mailed to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.