How You Can Help...
- Become a drop-off site
- Set up a toy drive
- How do I receive toys?
- Event/Function request
- Request a drop box
Welcome to Central Iowa Toys for Tots!
As the holiday season approaches, the Marines of Des Moines, Iowa are busy working with local community leaders to make sure that the wishes of needy children throughout Central Iowa come true.
The Toys for Tots program has traditionally been one of the most nationally recognized non- profit programs in the United States. From its inception in 1947, the program has continuously provided a means for needy children.
Last year, the Des Moines Toys for Tots program donated nearly 82,000 toys to 195 different organizations in Central Iowa. Thousands of children received toys as a result of the hardworking individuals who make this program a success.
We would like to extend a thank you to the many business leaders and concerned citizens whose assistance and goodwill have made our program one of the most successful in the country. Our Des Moines Toys for Tots program has gained national notoriety as a result of your cooperation, diligence and hard work.
We also want to assure the less fortunate families throughout Central Iowa that your children will be taken care throughout the holiday season. Marines take pride in work ethic, results and serving our communities and country. There is no better satisfaction than seeing the smile of a child during the holiday season. After all, every child deserves a gift and our gift is giving. Our reward is their smiles.
Help Us Bring Joy to Iowa’s Children...
This year, there are children in Central Iowa who won't receive any gifts this holiday season. Here are just a few of the ways that you can join Des Moines Toys for Tots and help bring joy to Iowa's children this holiday:
Please join the Marines again this year to make us make a difference in Des Moines with Toys for Tots. The Marine Corps motto is "Semper Fidelis", meaning always faithful, and we want to let our community know that we will once again be faithful this year to our children in need.