Toys for Tots Tuesdays

We are happy to be a local Toys for Tots drop off site and to continue to spotlight this great organization, every Tuesday this month we will be showing you how you can get involved.  

Toys“R”Us® announced recently that they are extending their free layaway program through December 16, allowing customers to take advantage of the flexible payment terms offered by layaway, with no upfront service fee, throughout the remainder of the holiday season. How is this related to Toys for Tots you ask?

Well during the 2011 holiday season, a nationwide phenomenon began when individuals started paying off the remaining balance on in-store layaway orders for someone in their community, including at Toys“R”Us locations across the country. Taking inspiration from these stories, Toys“R”Us has pledged to pay it forward by Giving Back each time a generous benefactor visits one of its stores and pays off the balance of the layaway order for someone in their community. For each layaway balance paid off as an act of kindness, the company will donate $200 worth of toys – the approximate average value of a layaway order created at Toys“R”Us – to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, up to $1 million worth of toys.  Customers can follow the company’s efforts to Give Back by visiting

So, if you want to help out in your community bring in an unwrapped toy to Academy Ford for Toys for Tots.  Or if you want to do more stop by our local Toys“R”Us at 6100 Dobbin Road Columbia, MD and pay off someone’s layaway and help Toys R Us reach their goal of a $1 million donation worth of toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below. 

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