The holidays are approaching fast, and Sparkling Tiara is pleased to kick off a second year of participation in the USMC Toys for Tots program. Last year we were inspired and encouraged by the members of our community who generously donated toys for distribution to less fortunate children in our area. We’re happy to resume our post as a local collection point for the Toys for Tots program in Mount Juliet. If you’d like to make a donation, stop in during our business hours (Mon. – Thurs 10am – 7pm, Fri. – Sat. 9am – 7pm) and put a toy in the Toys for Tots box. As always, we’ll look forward to visiting with you.
The USMC Toys for Tots program has been wildly successful since its inaugural campaign in 1947. That first year, 5,000 needy children in the Los Angeles area received toys that were collected and distributed by a group of Marine Reservists under the direction of Bill Hendricks. The next year, Toys for Tots became nationwide. The program has grown to include all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. The mission of Toys for Tots has always been the same: to help community members, local business leaders, and local community welfare agencies to collect toys and distribute them to needy children during Christmas time. The goal is, according to the official Toys for Tots website, to “deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” For more information about the Toys for Tots program, visit their website.
Let’s work together and make sure that every child in the Wilson County community receives this message of hope with a special gift this Christmas. Come by the Sparkling Tiara shop and see us!