American Exteriors LLC Partners with Toys for Tots
“A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.” Thus spoke the words of Bill Vaugn, an American columnist and author.
And at no time more than at Christmastime do we see a child’s eyes light up as they gaze longingly at the toy display of the local market and then consider the wonders of the presents wrapped under a Christmas tree. Christmas morning is a time of joy and of excitement for kids of all ages. But there are many children whose eyes are sad and downcast as they live in a world where the anticipation of Christmas morning is overshadowed by the reality of parents simply struggling to put food on the table. These children will wake up on Christmas morning and roll over hoping the day passes as soon as possible.
Toys for Tots refuses to allow the light in a child’s eyes to grow dim. Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been keeping the light shining in the eyes of children everywhere. American Exteriors LLC is proud to continue our 10 year partnership with Toys for Tots again in 2011.
In the past few years, our Nations economy has been rocked by financial concerns. How has the Toys for Tots campaign been affected? 2008 saw our economy collapse and thus a rise in the need of local companies such as American Exteriors LLC, partnering with Toys for Tots, to take a lead on a local level. Ever stalwart, Toys for Tots oversaw the distribution of over 16.2 million toys to 7.6 million children that 2008 season. As economic concerns continued in 2009, would the mission and drive of Toys for Tots falter? Toys for Tots collected 16.3 million toys which were distributed to over 7.4 million children. Concerns continued into 2010 but with the continued support and assistance of local companies such as American Exteriors LLC, the Toys for Tots program surged forward ever steady, ever true, distributing more that 16.7 million toys to nearly 7.2 million children.
The goal of Toys for Tots “is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” Toys for Tots has held its focus for over 45 years.
The mission of Toys for Tots, “is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”
The goal of American Exteriors LLC, as we partner with Toys for Tots, is to provide toys for the children of our community, the children of our nation, on a local level. In order to provided toys for children, we here at American Exteriors LLC, have opened our doors yet again to provide a way point as the toys continue on their journey to a very special little boy or girl. American Exteriors LLC is asking the community to respond to the Toys for Tots drive. The deadline to donate is December 16, 2011. Contact us at American Exteriors LLC, we will be open until the very last minute accepting donations. We look forward to working with Toys for Tots to keep the light shining in a child’s eyes.