With repeated and extended deployments and frequent relocations, the families of many junior enlisted service members and wounded warriors face financial hardships and must forgo spending money on gifts. As the holiday shopping season gets into full swing this week, now is your chance to help them.
Operation Homefront field offices and Dollar Tree Inc. are teaming up to assist military families by collecting purchased toys through Dec. 8 to be distributed to the children of service members this holiday season.
This is the 10th year that Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree have joined forces for this annual Holiday Toy Drive. Dollar Tree shoppers purchase the toys and place them in collection boxes set up in the stores, including those located on South Dixie Highway, South Military Trail, Southern Blvd. and Okeechobee Blvd.
Thanks in large measure to the tremendous support of Dollar Tree patrons, Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive collected more than 7 million toys nationwide in 2015 for military kids.
For more information, visit www.operationhomefront.net/holidaytoys.