Giving Idea: Team up with Toys for Tots

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I tend to be a little grinch-y when it comes to the commercialized holiday cheer.

Most of that “holiday cheer” comes in the form of television commercials that are advertisements for stuff and things.

But this commercial gets me every. single. time. And just happens to fulfill my love for real holiday cheer.

It even makes me tear up, and gives me all kinds of happy chills.

And while Christmas isn’t all about gifts and toys, the central theme for this commercial (and the organization behind it), is to give hope to needy children.

If you are still looking for ways to make a difference this year, consider teaming up with Toys for Tots.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The quickest and easiest way to support Toys for Tots is through monetary donation.

While there is nothing wrong with giving money, I also feel it is important to make an effort to donate your time (if at all possible), as well.

If you would like to purchase a toy(s) for needy children this Christmas, please find your area’s coordinator or drop off location for more information.

Local campaigns are conducted annually in approximately 500 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

So, you are sure to find an area near or around you that is participating!

You can also place a request for a toy for your child, or for someone you know by finding your local coordinator(s) and sending a message via email or contacting them by phone.

Another way to support Toys for Tots is to become a volunteer.




Veggie Tales.

Those cute little singing vegetables.

Ya gotta love ’em.

And if you are a child, you probably adore Larry and Bob, and the rest of the gang.

I know the children in our church’s Children’s Ministry eat ’em up. (Not literally, but… well… you know what I mean…)


And with that, I am pleased to announce our next sponsor for the Giving Challenge is… Veggie Tales! {Big Idea Entertainment}

The Very Veggie Gift Pack includes:

  • Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving DVD (Christmas 2009 release, focus on giving)
  • It’s A Meaningful Life DVD (latest release from October 2010)
  • Sweetpea Beauty DVD (Summer 2010 release)
  • Pistachio DVD
  • Silly Little Thing Called Love DVD
  • Heroes of the Bible DVD
  • Bob and Larry Sing the 80’s CD

One of my readers will win a Very Veggie Gift Pack!

If you are reading this post in a feed reader or via email, please click through to the post to enter.

Enter to win ONE (1) Very Veggie Gift Pack, as described above:

1. Leave a comment telling me your child’s (or yours!) favorite Veggie Tale character.

(2) Bonus Entries:

2. Subscribe to Amy Loves It! updates via RSS or Email, and/or “like” Amy Loves It! on Facebook. Then come back and leave a comment stating you have done so. If you are already a subscriber (thank you!), please leave a comment letting me know.

3. Follow Veggie Tales on Twitter and/or “like” them on Facebook. Make sure you come back and leave a comment letting me know you have done so.

This giveaway will close on Friday (11/12) at 8 pm CST. The winner will be chosen by And The Winner Is… Plugin and notified via email AFTER our team has compiled our winners to make sure there are no duplicates. This could take a few days.

 Disclosure: I received one (1) Very Veggies Gift Pack to give to the charity(ies) of my choice from Big Idea Entertainment. I have received no compensation for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine, all mine.

 Make sure you visit the other 30 Day Giving Challenge team members for more ideas, opportunities, and giveaways:

 :: Keeping the Kingdom First ::
:: Life. Your Way ::
:: My Blessed Life ::
:: Resourceful Mommy ::
:: Saving and Giving ::
:: The Finer Things ::
:: 4Tunate ::
:: For the Mommas ::
:: Frugal Femina ::


  1. Rebecca says

    We actually love Mr. Lunt, he sings the pizza song and my teenage daughter just loves it. My 3 year old loves Madame Blueberry. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Amanda Simon says

    I just asked my son and he said “Indians Jones!!!!” I said he isn’t a veggie tale… he said “Yes mom Larry is trying to pretend to be him.” Hahaha it is funny the shows they remember!

  3. Beth says

    My kid love Veggie Tales but I don’t know which on they love the most, how ever I think that the Asparagus is super Cute!

  4. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says

    I “LIKE” VeggieTales on Facebook (Melissa P./Mel4Him)

  5. Kelly D. says

    I’m an email subscriber & I like you on facebook (Kelly Deaton).
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Kelly D. says

    I like Veggie Tales on facebook (Kelly Deaton) and I follow them on twitter (@dkad23).
    Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. ACMommy says

    My kids haven’t seen any Veggie Tales yet, just commercials, but they think Bob and Larry are funny. 🙂