Recent Accomplishments of the Toys for Tots Program
A private school based in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the TNT Academy offers a personalized approach to learning that takes the educational requirements and learning rates of its students into account in all of its offerings. Beyond its work with students, the TNT Academy supports Toys for Tots, an initiative in which members of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves collect unwrapped toys for delivery to less fortunate children during Christmas.
In 2015 alone, Toys for Tots collected approximately 18 million toys, which it distributed to 7 million children throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. In all, the organization’s efforts allowed it to serve 782 communities during the year.
Beyond this, The Toys for Tots Literacy Program, which makes reading materials available with the aim of improving literacy rates, collected over $319,000 in donations during a joint collection effort with The UPS Stores. These funds, alongside donations of books from supporters, allowed the program to distribute over 3 million books to less fortunate children and schools in 2015.