The Marine Toys for Tots is a foundation in which the goal is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. It is ranked as one of the top rated charities since 2001. The Marine Toys for Tots Program collected and distributed 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children in this past year allowing them to experience the joy of Christmas and receive a message of hope that otherwise would not have been there.
On Friday December 8th we hosted the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive here at Steve Hahn’s. This is an annual event that we couldn’t be happier participating in. A large group of employees gathered here decked out in Christmas attire at 6am and brought their Christmas cheer. We had Santa, Mrs. Claus and our employees posing as elves and Santa’s helpers to encourage the spirit of giving! We also had a special guest show up, Mrs. Donut Hole from Krispy Kreme! They donated several dozen donuts and carafes of coffee and hot cocoa for this event.
KIT 1280’s Dave and Lance were there interviewing guests and people who donated as well as Steve Hahn. They were playing Christmas music intermittently between interviews and enjoying the festivities. Yakima Mayor Kathy Coffey stopped by with her donations. We even had children bringing gifts in before school as well as people stopping in before work to drop off gifts and monetary donations.
With so much support and people donating their time and money to make this happen, it was a huge success. This years gathering brought in over $1000 in monetary donations and over 500 toys. If you missed the event, that’s no problem. You are still to make toy or monetary donations by dropping by Steve Hahn’s at 1st and Mead. All Donations will be collected by the Marines just before Christmas Eve. We are so thankful for this community and their generosity.
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