Will you join us in this mission? In helping us in this statewide effort – whether by gathering toys, donating toys, hosting a collection box, or providing any other valuable service so we can complete the mission – you brighten the day, perhaps the future, for a child in need.
82,176 toys raised of 75,000 toy goal (worth approximately $452,704)!
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The annual "Young Heroes of the Guard" Toy Drive, benefitting Texas children's hospitals and battered women's shelters, is a Texas State Guard community service event that started in 2009. The initial goal of the toy drive was to provide toys to the children confined to hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in an effort to bring them comfort and joy during the holidays.
Since 2009, the toy drive's reach has expanded state-wide, encompassing thousands of children who are hospitalized over the holidays or otherwise don't have a place to truly call "home".
Will you join us in this mission of brining happiness to Texas children? You can help by donating toys; hosting a collection box; or volunteering your time to sort, package, load, and deliver the toys. Helping the Texas State Guard complete this mission will brighten the day for thousands of Texas children.
If you want further information on this important and vital effort, please do not hesitate to contact us.
SFC Gately, John
Every $4.00 raised represents one toy delivered to a child in need, and that’s on top of all the toys donated directly.
A Texas State Guardsman will regularly come empty & maintain the drop box.
Nothing! The troops that deliver and collect toys do so on their own time.
We try to deliver toys to children in the same community they were donated from, unless there is a great need in another community.