“We’re extremely grateful for Walmart’s generosity, which enables Marines in Washington to find appropriate gifts for hard-to-shop-for toddlers and teens,” said U.S. Marine Sgt. Kurt Chmielewski, the Toys for Tots Foundation coordinator in Washington. “The Walmart grant also significantly increases the number of Washington children who will receive gifts this year through Toys for Tots.”
PepsiCo is lending support of the statewide holiday toy drive by facilitating the pick-up of toy donations at all Walmart stores in Washington.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.