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    Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    I often notice, when I am donating things during the Christmas season, that people pay no mind to the instructions on the Toys for Tots boxes. I notice stuffed animals. I notice crazy soap gift sets. I notice toy guns. I always wonder what happens to these things donated?

    Here are the rules:
    Q : What kinds of toys are not allowed?
    A : No Toys with military theme. No Toys related to weapons/law enforcement type toys. No Toys with candy. No used toys. No stuffed animals or teddy bears. No chemicals (i.e. experimental labs, acid, crystal projects, etc.). The Toys For tots program do not allow these toys. The Toys For Tots of the Marine Corps reserve will not distribute toys fitting this description that are donated to the program to children. Instead, these toys will be donated to another charity organization.

    Q : What kind of toys can I donate?
    A : New, unwrapped toys preferably around the $10 or above price range. It is unsafe to distribute dangerous or dirty toys that could cause injury or illness to a child.

    MOD EDIT There is your answer


    Q: Are there toys/gifts that are not accepted/distributed?
    Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
    http://www.toysfortots.org/frequentl...s/Default.aspx
    How Toys for Tots Works
    The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is directed by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, with the assistance of his staff, from the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, is the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the funding and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns. The Foundation staff is headquartered in the Cooper Center located just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

    Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 700 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Commander, Marine Forces Reserve has under his command 163 Reserve Units located in 47 states. To cover all 50 states and more communities in each state, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation selects Marine Corps League Detachments and Local Community Organizations (generally veteran Marines) located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct Toys for Tots campaigns as part of the overall U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

    One individual, either a Marine, member of a Marine Corps League Detachment, or member of a local community organization, is designated the Toys for Tots Coordinator for that community. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and conducting the campaign in his/her community.

    Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December. Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. 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.

    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 business leaders play key roles. They allow Coordinators to locate drop-off/collection boxes in their stores; provide free warehouse space for storing and sorting toys during October, November and December; provide vehicles to collect toys from drop-off sites; sponsor toy raising events; and help Coordinators arrange media exposure for Toys for Tots in the local community.

    National corporations support Toys for Tots by establishing affiliations with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. These corporations make donations to the Foundation or conduct cause marketing initiatives from which they share royalties with the Foundation. In almost every instance, the marketing initiatives of these corporations give significant added visibility and name recognition to Toys for Tots. Such visibility enhances the campaign at the national and local levels. The funds emanating from these affiliations enable the Foundation to purchase toys to supplement local collections; purchase promotion and support materials and defray the costs of annual Toys for Tots campaigns.

    Elements of Toys for Tots

    United States Marine Corps
    Marine Forces Reserve*
    Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
    Marine Corps League Detachments**
    Local Community Organizations***
    Footnotes:

    * Marine Forces Reserve consists of 34,000 Marine Reservists, 2,000 Active Marine Reservists and 4,000 Regular Marines for a total of 40,000. Typically, 15 to 20% of the forces are involved in annual Toys for Tots campaigns.

    ** The Marine Corps League (MCL) is a veteran’s organization of men and women who have served in the U.S. Marine Corps. There are 1,100 MCL Detachments located throughout the nation. The MCL has 76,000 members. A Detachment typically has about 65 members.

    *** Local Community Organizations (LCOs) are created in communities which do not have a Marine Reserve Center or a Marine Corps League Detachment. LCOs are typically composed of veteran Marines and other socially conscious members of the community.

    http://www.toysfortots.org/about_toy...s/Default.aspx
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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanMcWench View Post
    I often notice, when I am donating things during the Christmas season, that people pay no mind to the instructions on the Toys for Tots boxes. I notice stuffed animals. I notice crazy soap gift sets. I notice toy guns. I always wonder what happens to these things donated?

    Here are the rules:
    Q : What kinds of toys are not allowed?
    A : No Toys with military theme. No Toys related to weapons/law enforcement type toys. No Toys with candy. No used toys. No stuffed animals or teddy bears. No chemicals (i.e. experimental labs, acid, crystal projects, etc.). The Toys For tots program do not allow these toys. The Toys For Tots of the Marine Corps reserve will not distribute toys fitting this description that are donated to the program to children. Instead, these toys will be donated to another charity organization.

    Q : What kind of toys can I donate?
    A : New, unwrapped toys preferably around the $10 or above price range. It is unsafe to distribute dangerous or dirty toys that could cause injury or illness to a child.
    spam .....................

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    I don't get it. How is this spam?

    I always wonder about charity scams.

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    I don't get it. How is this spam?

    I always wonder about charity scams.
    OK - not spam

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawn... View Post
    OK - not spam

    Oh, a retraction? How sweet.

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Well…it does say that they just donate them to other charitable organizations. I know that a local women’s and kids shelter got a bunch of toiletries from the Toys for Tots program one year because I volunteered to bring it to them. The items do not get tossed or go to waste with most of the charities but there are some shady ones out there that I have seen take some of the better donations and take them home for themselves instead of giving them out for the intended purpose. Makes me so mad that people can be that selfish! :madgo:

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanMcWench View Post
    Oh, a retraction? How sweet.
    You don't want to fvck with me.

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    I don't get it. How is this spam?

    I always wonder about charity scams.
    Agreed. I don't really get what the OP is trying to say here.. It's honestly tough to tell if a charity is scamming or just being desperate lol
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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Quote Originally Posted by pr0xx1d View Post
    Agreed. I don't really get what the OP is trying to say here.. It's honestly tough to tell if a charity is scamming or just being desperate lol
    If you don't understand the OP that means you aren't reading the whole thing :yelcutelaughA:

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    Someone hit a nerve with Yawny. Hahahahhahaa.
    Seriously don't mess with him.....not out of fear, more annoyance :)

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    Re: Does anyone know what happens to the things 'Toys for Tots' does not accept?

    I actually found out what happens to the unused gifts. They are sent to Robot hell for the orphaned bad kids that were aborted by druggie moms or miscarriaged.

    I wish someone could seriously solve this puzzle and close this thread.
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