Macy's Toy Box Teams Up With Kroger to Provide Toys For Children This Holiday Season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 15, 2014) - With the holiday season fast approaching, Kent Wells Productions artist Macy Martin officially launched her 2014 Winter Wonderland - Gift of Hope Toy Drive today. The drive has become a tradition for the Texas-native, who established Macy's Toy Box in 2006, when she was just eight. The foundation collects new and gently used toys for underprivileged children.
"I don't know what it means to not receive gifts at Christmas," said Martin. "Growing up, the holidays were always so magical. I wanted to create an opportunity for others to experience that same holiday magic. While a toy isn't a necessity, for children it's a new friend. It's excitement. It's hope."
Last year’s toy drive proved a big success, coming to the last-minute aid of Nashville’s Bridge Ministries.
“I received a last minute call from The Bridge – they’d had a shortage of toys for their kids. Just a few days before Christmas, we shipped 600 toys their way. I was crossing my fingers and praying they’d make it on time – and they did!"
Toys can be donated by placement in designated bins at College Station, Texas-area Kroger grocery stores, as well as the following businesses:
Robertson County Cowboy Church
3470 W FM 1644
Franklin, TX 77856
110 N Main St.
Bryan, TX 77803
Toys can also be shipped to:
Macy's Toy Box
18101 FM 974
Bryan, TX 77808
Additionally, cash donations are accepted and will be distributed to a number of charities, including The Soup Mobile, Children's Miracle Network Facilities, Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and Nashville's The Bridge Ministries. With the purchase of Tumbles the bear (pictured above) at macymartinmusic.com, a portion of proceeds will also be donated and the buyer will be given the option to donate the bear back to Macy's Toy Box to be given to a child. Each Tumbles purchase provides the equivalent of three toys, four if the bear is donated back.
Martin's current single, "Me With You", hit #69 on the Music Row CountryBreakout chart this week.
To learn more about Macy's Toy Box, visit facebook.com/MacysToyBox.