Toys for Tots
Since the Toys for Tots program began in 1947, Marine Corps Reserve Units have collected over 400 million toys and distributed those toys to more than 189 million children. Fans attending the Red Wings home games on Thursday, December 3 and Saturday, December 5 are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys (please no stuffed animals) for less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit area.
The Wings’ partnership with Toys for Tots began in the early 1990s and has collected thousands of toys and cash donations since its inception. Since then, fans have donated more than 1,000 toys and made $24,362 in monetary donations for the Toys for Tots program over the last five seasons.
One of Toys for Tots program’s primary goal is to “send a message of hope for the future to needy children” and the Red Wings are proud to partner with Toys for Tots to do just that for the deserving kids in the Detroit area.