Dollar Tree customers and Operation Homefront begin annual toy drive

TEMECULA – Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree will be joining forces again this year to host the nonprofit group’s Holiday Toy Drive in an effort to make the holidays brighter for military families. For the 11th consecutive year, Dollar Tree customers can purchase toys for military children, easing the financial burdens that often accompany the holiday season for junior- and mid-grade service members and their families.

Dollar Tree stores will have collection boxes available for shoppers to place their purchased and donated toys, which will be delivered to the children of military families. Operation Homefront volunteers have been collecting these toys to be distributed at the nonprofit’s holiday events across the country and through on-base family readiness groups since 2006.

“On behalf of the entire Operation Homefront family, I want to thank Dollar Tree and its customers for continuing their generous support for our Holiday Toy Drive program,” retired Brig. Gen. John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront, said. “Over the course of the past 11 years, we have made a real difference, with millions of goods going to support our military families. Our work together over this holiday season continues to demonstrate our collective appreciation for their exceptional service and the importance of our efforts to help this very special group of our fellow Americans thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”

Operation Homefront also accepts online contributions at their website, www.OperationHomefront.org, along with additional information.

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