With the Help of Celebrity Elves, Marine Toys for Tots Launches "Thank You
Santa" Social Media Campaign
For every "Thank You Santa" note written, Hasbro will donate a toy or game, up
to 10,000 in all, to Toys for Tots
TRIANGLE, Va., Dec. 13, 2012
TRIANGLE, Va., Dec.13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Marine Toys for Tots
Foundation announces the launch of "Thank You Santa", a social media campaign
giving the public yet another easy way to get toys under the tree of children
Now through December 26^th, individuals can write a note to say Thank You
Santa, for a gift that inspired them as a child or this year's favorite
Christmas gift at www.ToysforTots.org/ThankYou or #TFTThankYou. In return,
Hasbro, Inc.will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots. This simple act of
sharing a favorite gift will help Toys for Tots create a Christmas memory of
hope and happiness for up to 10,000 deserving children.
Individuals will join celebrities such as Sharon Osbourne, Kimberly Locke, Lou
Ferrigno, Stefanie Scott and many more that have already written their notes
or sent personal video messages thanking Santa for their favorite toys and
holiday memories. In addition to writing their thank you note to Santa,
individuals can share these magical memories, passing on that spirit of giving
to friends and families nationwide.
Serving as Santa's helpers, Toys for Tots provides hope and the joy of the
holidays to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy at
Christmas. Each year, Toys for Tots delivers holiday memories to over 7
million children, many of whom might wake to find no gift under the tree
without the help of Toys for Tots.
"There's nothing more fun than reminiscing about your favorite childhood
memories of a visit from Santa. Hopefully this program will inspire folks to
share that magic with their children," said LtGen. Pete Osman, USMC (Ret),
President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "Thanks to our good
friends at Hasbro, everyone can 'pay it forward' and create similar memories
of hope and happiness for children who need it most."
Get started now. To place a gift under the tree of a deserving child, please
post your thank you note to Santa at www.toysfortots.org/thankyou or tweet a
thank you at #TFTthankyou.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization
authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary
support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its
65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate
children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday
season. Our gifts offer these children hope, recognition, and a positive
memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the books, games, and sports
equipment that we provide as gifts make a significant contribution to the
educational, social and physical development of these children. In 2011,
Marines distributed toys to more than 7 million children who might not have
otherwise experienced the magic of the Christmas holiday season.
Hasbro, Inc.is a branded play company providing children and families around
the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the
Company's world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television
programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing
program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative,
well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF,
PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The
Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for
markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform
joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications in the U.S. Through
the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including
philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for
future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children
and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being
named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies," and is ranked in The Civic
50 as one of "America's most community minded companies" by Bloomberg
Businessweek and as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best
Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
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