Source: Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is back in action for another season of giving.

The nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and additional support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program kicked off its 2021 holiday campaign on Oct. 1 and is seeking help to “refill Santa’s sack” with new, unwrapped toys, games, and books.

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U.S. Marines and volunteers are collecting gifts as part of 830 local campaigns across all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Working with Good360, Toys for Tots has extended its mission to include year-round efforts and encourages individuals and companies interested in participating to #DoGoodNow by joining the efforts locally or online.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.