Holiday Giving with Cash Store
by Joy O.
The holiday season has arrived. Pumpkin spice is out and peppermint is in. Lights and wreaths are hanging and malls are full of busy shoppers. During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be beneficial to take time out of your schedule to give back to those in need. This year, Cash Store is partnering with Toys for Tots and the SPCA of Texas to bring holiday cheer to children and furry friends in need.
Toys for Tots
The Marine Toys for Tots Program brings the joy of Christmas to America’s families by collecting new, unwrapped toys that are gifted to less fortunate children throughout the holiday season. Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife, Diane, began the program in 1947 when Diane asked Maj. Hendricks to deliver a few handcrafted toys she made to an agency supporting children in need. He returned saying he could not find an organization like the one she described, so she told him to start one. Maj. Hendricks and his Marine reserve unit in Los Angeles collected and gifted 5,000 toys that year. In response to this success, the Commandment transformed it into a national community program by directing all Marine Reserve Sites to begin a Toys for Tots program in 1948. Now, Toys for Tots distributes an average of 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate children each year.
The Toys for Tots Foundation works year-round to raise and manage funds, purchase toys, create and provide promotional and support materials, garner corporate support, and provide educational outreach. In 1980, the Foundation began the Marine Toys for Tots Native American Program where books and toys are annually provided to Native American children in participating reservations while supporting the Navajo Literacy Program.
Cash Store is a strong supporter of Toys for Tots and has donated $5,000 to the charity this year. If you’re looking to donate to children in need this holiday season, there are a variety of ways to donate toys, money, or service to Toys for Tots.
SPCA of Texas
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas was founded in 1938 as the first humane society in the state and has grown to be the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. People and animals are brought together through SPCA of Texas’ two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics in McKinney and Dallas, along with a variety of programs.
This year, Cash Store donated funds to SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays event at NorthPark Center in Dallas from November 16 through December 23, 2018. They will have 400 dogs and cats ready for adoption and will be holding a silent auction with more than 20 custom dog houses and cat condos. Our Dallas stores are also sponsors of this event.
Holiday giving is important to Cash Store because we believe that everyone is cash-worthy. Nobody should be held back from getting the support that they need, whether they are our customer or someone else in need. If you are an organization or event team that needs funding to support your community goals, visit our sponsorships page for more information. We would love to help.
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