60 years ago, Toys for Tots delivered their first toys to
needy children in the Los Angeles area. Since then, they have distributed over
370 million toys to over 173 million needy children all across the United
States. But did you know their logo was designed by Walt Disney? It was created
back in 1948 and is still in use today. Disney also designed the original
promotional poster as well.
The Walt Disney Co. continues to support the Marine Toys for
Tots Foundation. Now through December 17, you too can support Toys for Tots via
Disney’s Heart of Gold charitable campaign. Just text message “HEART” to “27138”
and Disney will donate $1 for every text message received (normal messaging
fees may apply, maximum of $50,000 donated, see website for additional
restrictions and official rules). In return, Cinderella will call you the next day between 9am and
noon PST. Additionally, you will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes
for a grand prize of assorted Disney Princess products plus a $10,000 donation
to your local Toys for Tots chapter.