Marines Toys for Tots ‘Stuff the Truck’ at H-E-B
H-E-B Plus is hosting Stuff the Truck where toys can be donated all going towards Toys for Tots
VICTORIA, Texas – The Marines Toys for Tots is partnering with H-E-B for the annual toy donation drive dubbed ‘Stuff the Truck’. Parked right outside the H-E-B Plus off Navarro is a military truck with plenty of trunk space for all the donated toys. All of the toys that are donated will go to children in the crossroads who are in need of a toy this Christmas. Celina Yoast is a volunteer for Stuff the Truck and says that without this toy drive a lot of children quite possibly would miss out on getting a Christmas gift.
“So many kids would go without Christmas gifts. Their families’ struggles, it’s been a hard year on the community the past two years,” says Yoast.
Toys can be purchased at the H-E-B and donated there, or you can bring an unopened and unwrapped toy to stuff the truck with. Cash donations are also accepted.
Joey Loya is a Marine Veteran who volunteers with Toys for Tots, saying that seeing the joy on the kids makes the donation drive meaningful.
“I get to see these kids that come and pick up their gifts when we have distribution, the smiles on their faces, and they know they’re gonna have a Christmas,” says Loya.
Not only is Loya a Marine Veteran but he’s a veteran volunteer, going on his 21st year of volunteering for Toys for Tots, and he doesn’t think he’ll retire anytime soon.
“It gets bigger and bigger and better and better every year. I always say I’m gonna retire, but I haven’t did it yet,” says Loya.
Stuff the Truck will remain at the H-E-B Plus off Navarro until Sunday, December 12. On December 19 Toys for Tots will have their distribution and holiday party at the Victoria Community Center from 4 to 6 pm.
If you want to register for Toys for Tots to make sure your children or a child you know gets a gift this Christmas stop by Faith Family Church Monday, December 13, from 9 am to 5 pm.
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