Toys For Tots

GMC Corvette Set has supported Toys for Tots for many years. Beginning in October, members are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to our membership meetings and the annual holiday party. During the first week in December, the toys are delivered to a Toys for Tots county program center. Toys for Tots Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the county.  Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well-qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the toy distribution.

Last year, GMC Corvette Set wanted to support a neighboring county Toys for Tots program who could benefit the most from the club’s donations. It was determined that the St. Clair County Toys for Tots program headquartered in Port Huron could use the additional support. The club was able to donate gifts valued at $1600 to the St. Clair program.

For 2020, the pandemic has made the collection of gifts more difficult due to lack of face-to-face meetings and the holiday party. These obstacles were overcome by staging a drop-off point at Leader Dogs for the Blind each Tuesday during the month of November. The response was outstanding. Due to the generosity of our club members and their friends, we were able to donate gifts and monetary donations valued at $4,000 for the St. Clair Country Toys for Tots program. At a time when the number of families asking for assistance has grown greatly, we are happy to be able to make Christmas a bit merrier for the kids.