Operation Toy Soldier Toy Drive by Cleveland Cremation
November 20, 2013
Why would a cremation company host a toy drive for the children of deployed soldiers?
Cleveland Cremation proudly supports military families and we thank them for their service. Operation Toy Soldier has been very humbling for us.
We found out that the holiday season is a stress point for deployed soldier’s spouses.
We wanted to help and we wanted to get involved.
What’s The Goal of Operation Toy Soldier?
Our goal here is to provide one large and one small toy for each child in need. We would like to take away some of the stress and bring some smiles to children at Christmas. In most cases, a local base is our drop off point. Most bases have a person who coordinates ‘help’ to the spouses of the deployed soldiers. The higher the rank, the more the pay. So all in all, most of our help goes to the spouses of enlisted men and women. They are young married couples, usually in their early twenties. Most of us can remember the stress of ‘not enough money to go around.
Yes, Santa needs a little help.
What Kind of Toys to Donate?
We get questions about types of toys needed. Our answer to that is whatever a 5-10 year old child would like, that would be a great toy donation. A football or soccer ball is always big hit. Barbie Dolls and coloring books and crayons are huge. Stuffed animals, Matchbox cars, baby dolls, board games, Legos, etc. All of these items will bring smiles to little faces.
We believe they deserve the very best!