Dollar Tree and its customers will help bring holiday joy to thousands of military kids through Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive
SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that serves America’s military families, and Dollar Tree Inc. will once again join forces to make the holidays brighter for our military families with the nonprofit’s annual Holiday Toy Drive. For the 13th consecutive year, Dollar Tree customers can purchase toys for military children, easing the financial burdens that often accompany the holiday season for junior- and mid-grade (E1-E6) service members and their families.
Dollar Tree stores will have collection boxes available at checkout in which shoppers can place their purchased toys through December 5. The toys will be collected by Operation Homefront volunteers and distributed at the nonprofit’s holiday events across the country and through on-base Family Readiness Groups. Making the season brighter for military families is what this partnership is all about, and Dollar Tree and its generous customers have made that joy possible since 2006.
“Dollar Tree is very proud to partner with Operation Homefront to help serve military families through their annual Holiday Toy Drive program,” said Chelle Davis, Dollar Tree spokesperson. “Supporting our nation’s military families is a high priority for Dollar Tree and we would like to thank our generous customers who help us make the holidays a little brighter for military families across the country.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the continued support of Dollar Tree and their caring customers for our Holiday Toy Drive program again this year,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Our work together over the past 13 years clearly demonstrates our collective appreciation for all our military families do for all of us, and how we can help give this very special and deserving group of our fellow Americans an opportunity to thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”
OperationHomefront.org/HolidayToys has information about how to volunteer, sponsor, and donate toys or to register to receive toys at a distribution event.
About Dollar Tree: Dollar Tree, a Fortune 200 Company, operates more than 15,000 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.
About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.
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