Ollie’s Bargain Outlet announced a national partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. From now until December 12th, Ollie’s will serve as an official drop off location; customers can contribute a toy or cash donation at one of their 389 stores to help bring the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children in their local communities.
“Finding a present under the tree on Christmas morning is an experience every child deserves,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Ollie’s has certainly done more than their fair share to help us bring that joy to children whose families have suffered so much. This has been an especially difficult year to raise corporate funds and toy donations, and Ollie’s efforts in support of the Marine Toys for Tots programs will assist us in fulfilling the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten.”
“Partnering with charities that help children in need has always been part of our core values at Ollie’s. During this difficult time, we believe it is even more imperative to support an organization that will bring joy and hope to children and families” said John Swygert, President and CEO of Ollie’s, “We are excited to start this new partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and continue to be amazed by our generous customers and dedicated associates who repeatedly exceed our expectations to make these campaigns successful.”
Since 1947, the Marine Toys for Tots foundation has distributed 584 million toys to over 265 million less fortunate children. Today, Toys for Tots is the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable cause with local Toys for Tots campaigns conducted from October through December each year in over 800 communities throughout the nation.