NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans and the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation will once again join forces for Touchdown for Tots, a national toy drive benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation, during their annual Toys for Tots Stadium Drive. The Titans are asking fans to bring a new, unwrapped toy to LP Field on Sunday, December 2nd when the Titans host the Houston Texans with a 12:00 noon kickoff.
Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be in uniform and stationed at seven drop-off sites to accept toys from fans starting at 10:00 am when the gates open. All toys collected during the drive will be donated to Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Marine Corps Reserve, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute toys to the neediest children in middle Tennessee. The Titans encourage all Tennessee residents to participate in their local Toys for Tots area drives to help those in need this holiday season.
With 16 million children living in poverty in the United States, the need for Toys for Tots is greater than ever. Titans fans can get involved by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the game or go online at www.toysfortots.org now through December 24th to sponsor a toy for a less fortunate child in their community.
For 66 years, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has delivered a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy during the holiday season. Upon the conclusion of the 2011 campaign, Toys for Tots had distributed nearly 16 million toys to more than 7 million children nationwide who might not have otherwise experienced the magic of the Christmas holiday season.
"We are thankful to the owners, players and fans of the Titans for their support of Toys for Tots and our 2011 Touchdown for Tots campaign," said General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), president and chief executive officer of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "The efforts of the Tennessee Titans organization will enable Toys for Tots to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of less fortunate children in the Nashville area."
More about the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 66th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the holiday season. Our gifts offer these children hope, recognition, and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the books, games, and sports equipment that we provide as gifts make a significant contribution to the educational, social and recreational development of these children. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as well as support from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.