Operation Homefront has joined forces with Dollar Tree to launch its annual holiday toy drive to collect gifts for military kids. Operation Homefront field offices and volunteers across the nation are teaming up with local Dollar Tree stores to collect purchased toys until Dec. 3 to be distributed to the children of service members this holiday season.
This year marks the ninth annual joint campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree to support military families during the holiday season. Anyone wishing to make this year's holidays brighter for military families can go to their local Dollar Tree store and purchase toys to be distributed to the children of U.S. service members.
More information on the Holiday Toy Drive is available online at www.operationhomefront.net/holidaytoys/. OperationHomefront.net also accepts online contributions for all of Operation Homefront's programs to assist military families.
"Our military families do so much for all of us, and our annual holiday toy drive is just one way we honor and thank them by helping to make the holiday season special for their children," Operation Homefront President and CEO John I. Pray Jr. said. "Your purchase supports the holiday toy drive by helping us bring joy to our nation's youngest patriots, while alleviating some of the pressure on tight budgets for their parents during the holidays. We're incredibly grateful for the continuing generosity of Dollar Tree customers and their support of military families."
One may donate at any Dollar Tree store, including those located at Delaware Avenue, Seneca Street, Elmwood Avenue and Harlem Road.
"Dollar Tree is a proud, national sponsor of Operation Homefront," said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson. "We are honored to participate in this program and thank our customers for their generosity and support."
Thanks in large measure to the support of Dollar Tree patrons, in 2014 Operation Homefront's holiday toy drive collected 7.8 million toys nationwide for military kids. Log on to www.operationhomefront.net for more information about how to help military families.
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