Disney, 6abc donate thousands of gifts for Toys for Tots

Walt Disney's relationship with Toys for Tots began the very first year the Marines started this campaign.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
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Walt Disney's relationship with Toys for Tots began the very first year the Marines started this campaign, knowing that holidays can be hard for many families.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- As we've done for the past 75 years, our parent company is hosting the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive.

To celebrate 75 years of teaming up with Toys for Tots, we've been working hard here at 6abc to do our part to help make this holiday season extra special for local kids in need.

Our parent company donated the equivalent of 3,125 toys to Philadelphia Toys for Tots, and to add to the joy, our 6abc employees hosted an in-person toy drive and donated another 530 toys for a grand total of 3,655 toys donated.

These toys will help bring a smile to local kids and families in need this holiday season.

"All of these toys are going to kids in the Philadelphia area that could possibly not have had a toy for Christmas this year," says Staff Sergeant Abraham Escobar. "We try to make sure that every kid gets a toy for Christmas, but we do need a lot of help. We work off of collections, and this makes me really happy that we have all this help from you guys."

Walt Disney's relationship with Toys for Tots began the very first year the Marines started this campaign, knowing that holidays can be hard for many families.

"Disney has been involved with Toys for Tots since 1947," says Niki Hawkins, the Vice President of Community Engagement at 6abc. "It was Disney and the original animators that made the train logo for Toys for Tots, which they still use today."

There's still time to help Toys for Tots this holiday season.

Click here to donate. Collections run through December 24.