Posted: Friday December 8, 2017
Toys for Tots
Danielle Frost got a firsthand experience with Toys for Tots as a kid when the Marines and firemen would give her toys. As she got older, she knew the importance of the organization and anytime she’d see a white Toys for Tots box, she’d always donate a new toy.
Since United States Marine Corps Reservist Major Bill Hendricks founded Toys for Tots 1947, the organization has donated over 514 million toys nationwide to under privileged/at risk kids. And Frost has been doing her part in helping Toys for Tots by volunteering every December.
“I’d pull orders, sort toys and I even went shopping once with them to buy more toys,” Frost says. “It truly is one of the last programs like it but it’s falling behind a little more each year. Last year they only made 10 percent of their initial quota, which means lots of kids in our neighborhoods went without a present to open on Christmas.”
To help kids in Denver, Frost is heading up a Toys for Tots drive this year at Club Vinyl. The venue is offering half off the cover on the next Saturdays (December 9 and 16) when a guest brings a new unwrapped toy to the Vinyl’s front door.
“We have a club goal of 150 and I bet we could totally get that,” she says.