U.S. Marines 'Toys For Tots' Program At Wizard World Madison
Wizard World Madison, set for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Alliant Energy Center, is timed perfectly for Holiday gift giving. And not just for family and friends, but for those in need.
Wizard World is proud to team with the U.S. Marines and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at the event, encouraging attendees to donate a new, unwrapped toy at the U.S. Marines booth (location TBD), all three days. Wizard World fans will have the opportunity to assist the Foundation in its goal of delivering, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The toy should be appropriate for children up to age 12. Some ideas include sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistical and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.
Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.