The New York Jets in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Reserve Corps and A-1 First Class-Viking Moving and Storage will hold their annual toy drive to benefit the Toys for Tots program on Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Meadowlands before the game against Carolina.
Fans are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to the game that will be collected at all gates upon entering the stadium.
The annual U.S. Marine Reserve Corps Toys for Tots program's mission is to collect 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 objectives of Toys for Tots are to help these children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources — our children — to unite all members of local communities in a common cause, and to contribute to better communities in the future.
WHO:New York Jets and their loyal fans
WHAT: Unwrapped toys to benefit the Toys for Tots program
WHERE: The Meadowlands
WHEN: November 29, 2009
WHY: To benefit the U.S. Marine Reserve Corps Toys for Tots Program
The New York Jets take great pride in making a year-round commitment to the tristate community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation touch the lives of countless young men and women in the tristate area.
Over the past nine years, the Jets and their charitable foundation have raised or contributed more than $9 million to promote youth health, fitness and education, particularly in disadvantaged communities. From fighting childhood obesity through the Generation Jets: Be Lean & Green initiative to launching a football team in an urban high school, urging students to eat right and move more, and supporting the efforts of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to the Jets Foundation, which supports our own extensive youth initiatives, the Jets partner with numerous established charitable organizations and participate in causes sponsored by the NFL.