Helping Those Who Help US
It can be easy to lose sight of the real meaning of the holiday’s with the excitement, the errands, the visits to the airport terminals, and everything in between. It sometimes takes a gain of perspective to bring us back to the spirit and the true meaning of these holidays. Toys for Troops is an organization that will make us all realize what we take for granted, and the realization, that when we open our hearts, how much impact this can have on another.
This organization provides toys for Christmas for children of our active service men and women as well as our veterans. Whether they are on duty abroad and can’t provide the gifts, or they are veterans back at home struggling to make ends meet during this time of year, your contribution will make a difference and be greatly appreciated.
Frisco happens to be the largest contributing city in North Texas. During our Christmas In The Square, Frisco residents as well as visitors can bring an unwrapped toy or clothing item to donate. When speaking with Patrick Sowers, the Owner and CEO of Toys for Troops, he stated, “We’ve been very fortunate to work with the city of Frisco with Toys For Troops. Frisco has been the largest contributor in North Texas cities.” In previous years, citizens have gone as far to include special gifts including motorized cars and American Girl Dolls. Lets keep this up, Frisco!
It’s important to note that some of the older children of our soldiers can sometimes be overlooked in the drive due to the toys being geared more towards the younger kids. One way to include some of the older children is to donate gift cards. This allows them to later pick a gift they would enjoy.
If you would like to contribute to help a soldier and their family this year, you can drop off any unwrapped toy, clothing item or gift cards to the following locations in Frisco Square:
- • Barre3Frisco
- • The Coop Frisco
- • Frisco Square Management Office
- • Next Step Dance Performing Arts Studio
- • POParella’s Gourmet Popcorn & Treats
- • Sweet Tooth Dental Loft
Toys For Troops has been in operation for eight years. To learn more about this wonderful organization and donate online, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/operationonceinalifetime/