Pop in to the Castle Painting office through Saturday, December 20—only a few days left!—to donate your new and unwrapped toy to our Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Enjoy a Starbucks coffee, hot cocoa or tea—our treat! Get directions.
Why Castle Cares about Toys for Tots
Did you know the Toys for Tots program is executed by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve? To some, that comes as a surprise. As part of our Castle Cares program, we support “the troops” in their effort to help less-fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas, and also the children they are supporting. Donating and working with local nonprofit organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children is incredibly important to Castle Painting. We truly believe in Toys for Tots’ goal to send a message of hope to these youngsters all over Atlanta (and Georgia…and the country!) that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive and patriotic citizens. Our children are our country’s most valuable resources.
How Toys for Tots Works
It works because of YOU. While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.
Local toy collection campaigns, like Castle’s, last until late December, when the distribution begins. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.
Find out donation requirements here:
• We need toys appropriate for boys and girls from newborn to 12 years old.
• All toys must be new and unwrapped.
• We always run short of toys for ages 0 to 2 and 10 and older. Suggested toys for the older children include makeup kits, hair dryers, watches, colognes, perfumes, basketballs, footballs and other sporting equipment.
• Bicycles are always in very high demand and our supplies never meet this demand. Please keep in mind that we cannot distribute a bicycle without a helmet.
So, come on down to the Castle Painting office on Roswell Road in Buckhead and #ShareTheJoy, people! Thank you in advance for your generous donation!
Have any questions about Castle’s Toys for Tots drive? Feel free to give us a ring at (404) 236-8948.