"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Donate Toys

The project:
Donate toys to Toys 4 Tots.

A few minutes to pick them out at the store while doing other shopping. Since Toys 4 Tots prefers the gifts be donated UNWRAPPED, there isn't much work to do here. Pick up new toys, deliver them unwrapped.

Why bother?
While most of our children have more than they could ever need, there are some family's who could use a helping hand, particularly during the holidays.

Worth it?
It would be nice if Christmas hadn't become so commercialized, so driven by gift-giving, but it has. And for a kid to get NOTHING while her peers are being inundated by a flood of toys and clothes and gadgets is rough. Maybe donating a toy or two will help some of them feel more in line with the "norm."

Oddly, while Toys4Tots was taking donations in my community, while searching the website, I learned my community is "Not Covered." My city isn't listed, and neither are any neighboring communities. The closest community listed is more than 50 miles away.

Makes you wonder...

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