A few weeks ago, I was invited by some of my favorite Philly bloggers to join them in a fabulous fundraiser for Toys for Tots. Unfortunately, due to timing and logistics, I wasn’t able to join them at the Holiday Extravaganza on December 9th, but instead I, along with several other fabulous bloggers, was given the opportunity to share a virtual version of the celebration with all of you!
On Thursday evening , Chester County Moms Holiday Extravaganza event collected more than 1300 toys for their local Toys for Tots program. That’s 450 children who will have gifts on Christmas day! Today we’re taking the campaign to a national level by sharing with you a bit about Toys for Tots.
The Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign and Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948.
I’m sure you’ve seen the Toys for Tots collection bins placed in local area stores or heard about events to raise money and gifts for this organization. Dropping off toys at a donation center isn’t the only way to support this fantastic cause, you can also donate online, as well. Visit http://toysfortots.org/donate/default.asp to see the many ways that you can donate or to find local toy drop offs for your area.
As a part of the Virtual Holiday Extravaganza event, I am able to give away some fantastic prizes from several great sponsors to my readers. Let the fun begin!
THREE lucky winners will walk away with one of the following prizes.
Playmobil Firestation – retail value $74.99
AboutOne membership – One year’s subscription to their online family management system. Want to try it out? Check out the site for a 15 day free trial.
Backyard Safari Outfitters prize pack – Cargo Vest, Field Binos, Mega View Periscope, Bug Vacuum, Adventurer Kit Approximate Retail Value is $91.95
To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me a little something about your own experiences or thoughts about Toys for Tots.
Want some extra entries? Tweet about the giveaway and come back and leave me a another comment! (no more than 2 per day)
Giveaway will end on 12/17 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be selected by Random.org and notified by email. Winners have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
*Please note – we cannot guarantee holiday delivery of prizes for this giveaway.
As a member of the Holiday Extravaganza Digital Campaign, this post has been sponsored by Playmobil. I have received samples of all of the products and the companies are sending them to our winners, with the exception of Playmobil which I will be shipping upon address confirmation.