Sears and Kmart announced today a partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation a not-for-profit organization with a mission to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys to less fortunate children this holiday. Through to November 30, Sears members and customers can make a cash donation* to the charity via checkout pin pads at all Sears stores nationwide. All proceeds from donations at Sears will be used by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to purchase toys for disadvantaged children during the holidays. Toys purchased will include items on the Fab 15 List to bring joy to less fortunate children.
In addition, now through December 9, more than 200 Kmart stores nationwide will display Marine Toys for Tots collection boxes. Shoppers are also invited to buy toys sold at Kmart for donation to the organization.
“Marine Toys for Tots is such a worthwhile cause. With the help of our generous customers, Sears and Kmart will help brighten the holiday season for children across America,” said Peter Boutros, chief brand officer for Sears and Kmart. “This is one more example of how Sears and Kmart associates serve our local communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist this organization by broadening its reach to our store network and help ensure that children in need have access to toys that will certainly put smiles on their faces.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Sears and Kmart as major national corporate sponsors of the 2018 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for over 71 years through our Toys for Tots Program,” Silvester added. “With their generous support we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten.”
Visit your local Sears or Kmart store today to make a donation or contribute toys. You can find your local Sears store by visiting Sears.com/stores. You can locate your nearest Kmart store by visiting Kmart.com/stores.
For more information about Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org.
*Contributions will not be offered a tax receipt at time of donation, but may be tax deductible. Donors may not direct how funds are used, i.e., donors cannot specify the type of toy purchased or how toys are distributed.