What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

GivingTuesday 2019 is on Tuesday, December 3

How to Participate within the ERA Network

Help us make our dream of continuous service to communities even bigger by uniting globally, as TeamERA. 

Option 1

Support Toys for Tots by hosting a toy drive during the holiday season. Collect new and unwrapped toys for the less fortunate children within your local community.

Option 2

Support your own local or national charity, and please be sure to share with us which organization you’re supporting, your goals and your achievements.

How Will You Participate?

Let us know how you plan to participate in our #GivingTuesday initiative.

Hold Up A Sign!

Download and hold up these signs, snap a photo, and upload to Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #GivingTuesdayERA and #ToysforTots

Frame It Up!

Share your support this season by using our custom Facebook Frame with your profile photo. Click below to preview the frame, adjust your photo, and select ‘Use as Profile Picture.’

Toys for Tots Participation Next Steps

1. Find Your Local Campaign

2. Download the Broker Kit  

3. Keep Track of the Number of Donations Collected at Your Location

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Am I Able to Participate in My Own Charity?

Yes, but please be sure to share with us how you are participating by filling in the form above.

How is ERA Participating?

ERA is supporting Toys for Tots by hosting toy drives during the holiday season. We will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for the less fortunate children within our local communities.

How Can My Business Become a Toy Drop-off Location?

Step 1: Click the button under ‘Find Your Local Campaign.’

Step 2: Select your state (city or county search options will appear)

Step 3: Select the city or county nearest your location. This will direct you to the Local Campaign website. Contact information for the campaign as well as the information pertaining to becoming a toy drop site can be found on the Toys for Tots website. The local campaign coordinator will contact you once they have received your inquiry.

 

How Can I Make a Cash Donation to Toys for Tots?

1. To donate nationally by credit card, click here

2. To donate locally by credit card, click here

3. To donate by check, mail your check to:

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
18251 Quantico Gateway Drive
Triangle, VA 22172

Make check payable to: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

 

Where Do The Toys Go?

Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December.  Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December.  Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses.  Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender.  At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. 

Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.

While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.

 

Is There a Local Campaign in My Community?

Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 800 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  The Commander, Marine Forces Reserve has under his command over 150 Reserve Units located in 47 states. 

To cover all 50 states and more communities in each state, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation selects Marine Corps League Detachments∗∗ and Local Community Organizations∗∗∗ (generally veteran Marines) located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct Toys for Tots Campaigns as part of the overall Marine Toys for Tots Program.

Find your local campaign using the steps above.

 

What Age Groups does Toys For Tots Support?

Most campaign sites are able to assist children up to age 12, but in many local communities, local support is such that the age limit may be extended. Check with your local campaign for age limits.

 

© 2019. ERA Franchise Systems LLC. A Realogy Company. All Rights Reserved. ERA Franchise Systems LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each franchise is independently owned and operated. ERA and the ERA logo are registered service marks owned by ERA Franchise Systems LLC.