Toys for Tots is one of Cardinal’s favorite charity organizations. Their mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.  This is our third year running a Toys for Tots drive here at the Nest. Cardinals and visitors to The Nest bring in new toys to donate every day.

Cardinal Toy Drive

Volunteering at the warehouse

This year our CEO, Alex, set aside some time for the team to volunteer at the Toys for Tots warehouse sorting and bagging toys. So the Cardinal team put on their elf hats and helped Toys for Tots Atlanta get ready to distribute toys for Christmas!Cardinals volunteering at the Toys for Tots Warehouse

So far, Toys for Tots Atlanta has collected 200,00 toys, they are on track to deliver over 700,00 toys this Christmas.

Rose and Beth sorting toys

We helped sort thousands of toys by age group and gender. It was a good thing Alex (our CEO) brought his son, Oliver. As our littlest elf, he was able to fit into the bigger boxes and grab toys for us from the bottom. How’s that for efficiency?

Oliver the little elf

Then we separated the toys into bags, which were loaded on to the Toys for Tots trucks.  It was just like working in Santa’s workshop, getting all the toys ready for delivery on Christmas!

Brad and Noel bagging toys

Get Involved

We’re still collecting toys here at The Nest. If you’d like to donate some toys,  drop some off with us or visit the Toys for Tots Atlanta website to find a toy donation site. Donate soon because Toys for Tots toy collection ends December 22nd. The US Marine Cops Toys for Tots Foundation helps children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas, we are happy to be part of their joyous mission! To be a real life elf and help prepare toys for delivery, sign up for Toys for Tots volunteering  online.