A simple toy donation provides Christmas to children in need

Good Morning Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) The United States Marine Corps Reserves, Papa Murphy’s, ABC 4 Utah, Utah’s CW 30 and MeTV invite you to support Toys for Tots this year. It’s easy, now through December 18, 2017, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Papa Murphy’s location in Utah, Rock Springs, Evanston or Elko. Your support of Toys for Tots is Good 4 Utah.

Now through December 10, 2017, when you donate one or more new, unwrapped toys at Papa Murphy’s stores in Utah, Rock Springs, Evanston or Elko, you will receive a Papa Murphy’s discount card valued over $30.

2017 Goal: The U.S. Marines are asking for 90,000 toys to help 25,000 children in need throughout Utah.

Children ages 0-14 benefit from the Toys for Tots campaign.

Thanks to this year’s sponsor, Papa Murphy’s whose core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. Through their ‘Papa Cares’ program, they believe in the importance of giving back to our local community they love and have been a part of for 21 years. Everyone at Papa Murphy’s is rallying around this campaign. They want to do everything they can to help less fortunate children this holiday season, and believe the partnership with Toys for Tots will allow them to enhance the lives of so many deserving children. Making a difference in our local community is important to Papa Murphy’s and they look forward to their continued support of children and families in our community.

United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program celebrates 70 years in 2017! The Utah Toys for Tots program has been in place for 38 years…..ABC 4 Utah has been the official television sponsor for more than 20 years.

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to underserved children that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are:

  • to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas;
  • to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children;
  • to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign;
  • and to contribute to better communities in the future.

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