For the sixth year in a row, GTN is collecting toy donations for Toys For Tots for the 2023 holiday season!
Communities throughout the US continue to face financial struggles and during the holiday season, families can feel the weight of this burden even more. To help our neighbors, we can alleviate some of this stress by sharing resources where we’re able. Together, we can support the Toys For Tots mission and ensure families across the US can provide their children with the joy of holiday gifts.
Toys for Tots brings the goodwill of the season to millions of children around the country, having already distributed over 652 million toys to more than 291 million children. While Toys For Tots Coordinators play an integral role in organizing and managing this initiative, the ultimate success depends on the support of local communities and the generosity of the people who donate. This year, with your help, our goal is to continue spreading that magical warmth to as many children as we can.
From November 7 to December 12, 2023, we are accepting new, unwrapped toy donations for Toys For Tots. You have two convenient options to show your support: either drop off your toy donations in person at our Minnesota office, or participate virtually by visiting any online store, selecting the toy(s) you wish to donate, and shipping them directly to our office. We will take care of the rest! GTN’s office address is listed below for both in-person donation drop-off and shipping arrangements.
Global Tax Network
Attn: Nathan Smith – TFT
6900 Wedgwood Road North
Maple Grove, MN 55311
What is an acceptable donation?
Acceptable donations include any new, unwrapped toy. Some examples include action figures, dolls, baby toys, puzzles, and board games. Toys For Tots also accepts homemade toys, provided they meet essential safety criteria. If you opt to donate homemade toys, please ensure they are safe and free of sharp edges and small components that could be swallowed or otherwise injure the children who receive them.
Additionally, gift cards are accepted. However, it is important to note that gift cards won’t be directly given as a gift. Instead, they will be used to purchase toys for distribution. Your support in any form is greatly appreciated.
What is NOT an acceptable donation?
Toys For Tots does not accept clothes, food, used or open toys, or liquid products such as cologne, perfume, body wash, lotion, and toothpaste. If you wish to make donations of these kinds, we recommend seeking a local charity that will put them to good use.
In addition, realistic looking toy weapons are not acceptable. However, new and unwrapped Nerf guns, which are non-realistic looking, are acceptable.
What ages of children are eligible to receive toys?
- Toys are distributed to kids from 1-15 years old
- There is often a shortage of gifts for infants and teenagers
Please be sure to donate your items by December 12 to allow the Marines time to deliver the toys before Christmas.
Thank you for being an essential part of this heartwarming mission. Your support is the key to the success of Toys For Tots, and we look forward to spreading warmth and joy to as many children as possible, together.