Toys R Us bankruptcy hurts 'Toys for Tots' charity

Toys R Us bankruptcy hurts 'Toys for Tots' charity. (Photo: WJLA)

ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) — Every year, the Marines “Toys for Tots” drive collects millions of toys for children who otherwise might not get them.

But this year the drive is falling short because a major donor isn’t involved.

Before declaring bankruptcy, Toy R Us was collecting $5 million in cash donations, and $3 million worth of toys for the charity each year.

Here’s how you can help:

  • You can still donate toys in collection bins at stores, firehalls, and numerous other locations.
  • You can make cash donations to
  • And if you’re an Amazon member, you can scroll to the charity list, and make a donation there.
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