The holiday is an exciting time filled with fun traditions and cozy evenings with family. Many people around the world look forward to this time as they enjoy being around those they love and giving thoughtful gifts to celebrate the season.
The holidays can also be a difficult time. The holiday season brings uncertainty to many families. In the United States there are 37.9 million people living in poverty, which means that their finances likely don’t allow for any extra spending.
FastExpert Donates to Pay for Toys
For this reason, FastExpert decided to partner with Toys for Tots this holiday season through a $5,000 cash donation to their 2022 Campaign. The primary mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute them to less fortunate children at Christmas time. They hope the gift of a new toy will bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.
With the level of inflation at a 40 year high, at least 12% of Americans are facing severe hardship due to their increased costs. People are struggling to pay their bills now more than any other time in the last few years. The most affected are lower-income families with kids. The expectation of presents and special holiday treats can be especially tough on parents.
One organizaion that has worked to improve the situation of low income families during the holidays is Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots
The Marine Corps and Toys for Tots has been providing kids with gifts since 1947. It started with a simple desire for an organization that supports children in need and has grown to a program that distributes 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually.
Many of us at FastExpert feel close to the mission of Toys for Tots. Whether we’ve experienced a lean Christmas ourselves or saw those who did, we know how hard it can be seeing others with so much while you have so little.
We are honored to be recognized as a National Corporate Donor by Toys for Tots for 2022. We’re thrilled to see that our donations will bring smiles to hundreds of underprivileged kids in need this holiday season!
Our hope, as a company, is that you will also be inspired to help those in need this holiday season. We feel it is important to give back to the community and encourage you and your family to seek out a drop of spot to donate a gift.