Toys For Tots: We Give You Give
November 24, 2017
As Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, we get the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for and take action during this holiday season to positively affect people in our community. As a former Marine, Toys for Tots has always held a special place my heart. From experiencing the family’s reactions during distribution, to the people donating their new and unwrapped toys, nothing brings out the holiday spirit like helping others experience the joy of Christmas. The whole thing really puts what we do at A.K. Rikk’s into perspective. I’m honored this holiday season, as this is my 10th consecutive year working with Toys for Tots and I’m fortunate to continue that work here at A.K. Rikk’s.
A.K. Rikk’s is proud to partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and their annual Toys for Tots Campaign for our second year in a row. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations to benefit children here in West Michigan.
As a company, we feel fortunate to be in a position where we can give back. Giving back is a part of our culture, it’s what we do. Last year we collected over $15,000 for Toys for Tots and our goal is to surpass what we did last year!
Anyone can help, whether it is with a monetary donation, item donation, or time spent with the less fortunate, there is no better way to spend the holidays than by giving back to others. Tis the season to rally together and make our community a truly special place. Thank you for your help!
As we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary, Toys for Tots is celebrating their 70th year! Started in 1947 in Los Angles, Toys for Tots has grown to a holiday staple that affects millions of families each year. Last year the Toys for Tots campaign distributed 18 million toys to 7 million children across 792 communities covering all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Their goal is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children. When Marines distribute toys to families in need, they aim to showcase the parents as the heroes, not themselves. It’s a perfect example of the giving nature we strive to embody. Everyone deserves to experience the joy of Christmas, it is something that both organizations care deeply about.
This year we have the famous Toys for Tots donation box located at the front of the store. Please stop in and drop off your new, unwrapped toys through December 18th or visit the link below to give your monetary donation. We will be accepting monetary donations through December 5th. All money raised will be used for our annual toy buy partnered with our good friends at Mejier.
Written by: Zach Claflin