Mon, Dec 05|
The American Club
Toys for Tots 2022
Share the holiday spirit and bring an unwrapped, new toy for needy children in Singapore. Then join us for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration complete with classic crafts and festive carols. Meet the US Marines and maybe even a special guy in a big red suit!
Time & Location
Dec 05, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573
About the Event
The Season of Giving is upon us and the American Association of Singapore (AAS) and The American Club are getting together to collect toys to support the US Marines Toys for Tots program, benefitting needy children in Singapore.
As Toys for Tots celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, AAS is excited to once again spearhead our local, annual Toys for Tots celebration event, a tradition cherished by many members of our community. Children and adults will have loads of fun while donating a bounty of toys for Children's Wishing Well, our chosen beneficiary this year.
This is a wonderful way to teach your family the joy of giving during this festive season. Not only will you be contributing towards a worthy cause , you and your own kids will also get to enjoy:
- delicious food
- holiday crafts
- cookie decorating
- choir performances by the SAS Singers
- photos with Santa
- ... and so much more!
This event is open to all so you don't have to be a member of American Association of Singapore nor The American Club to join in the fun!
WHAT TO BRING
Bring an unwrapped NEW toy that is appropriate for children aged 7 to 12 years old. Some examples of toys that are popular with the children are LEGO, Play-Doh, board games and smart games.
ABOUT THIS YEAR'S CHARITY
This year, US Marines will deliver the toys to Children’s Wishing Well, a registered charity founded in 2002, and the only charity organization in Singapore focused on the holistic education of children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. The children come from low-income families, and their parents may be ill, incarcerated, or absent from their lives. The charity provides a broad range of services to support the children's educational and daily living needs, as well as equip them with skills for their future, so as to empower them to escape the poverty trap.
ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks. Actually, it was his wife, Diane, who was the real inspiration. She had a few handcrafted dolls and asked Bill to deliver them to an agency that supports children in need. When Bill reported back to his wife that he could not find such an organization, she instructed him to “start one!”. Major Hendricks and the Marines in his reserve unit in LA collected and distributed 5,000 toys in 1947. Seeing such successful community engagement in 1947, the Commandant directed all Marine Reserve Sites to implement a TFT campaign transforming it into a national community action program in 1948. Presently, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children across the globe annually. We are very proud to contribute to this wonderful effort here in Singapore.
ABOUT OUR CO-SPONSOR
The American Club's goal is to create a vibrant community with a distinct American culture; a place that families can proudly call their home away from home. The Club is in the happiness business, striving to enrich the lives of our Members, employees, guests and partners through fun, food, fitness and family, delivered with passion and pride. We are grateful for their support of Toys for Tots this year.
We are also grateful that Allied is serving as our Logistics Partner this year, helping us with the collection boys across Singapore.
- $35 for adults
- $20 for children aged 2 to 12
- $100 for a family of four
2) Embassy families; AAS and TAC members get 15% discount off published price:
- AAS members sign in for discount to be applied at check out.
- Embassy families and TAC members use code that will be provided to you by your respective organizations for discount to be applied at check out.
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME TO THE EVENT, BUT STILL WANT TO DONATE?
We welcome all donations! Collection boxes will soon be located across Singapore. Drop off at any of these locations by December 2.
- AmCham | 1 Scott's Road #23-03
- Harley-Davidson | 20 Cecil Street #19-07
- Marsh | 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1
- Singapore American School | 40 Woodlands Street 41
- Stamford American International School | 1 Woodleigh Lane
- TD Ameritrade | 1 Temasek Ave, #15-02 Millenia Tower
- The American Club | 10 Claymore Hill
- XCL American Academy | 2 Yishun Street 42
**Please check with each of these collection points prior to drop off, as some are only accessible by students, staff or members.
Toys for Tots
AAS members sign in for 15% discount. TAC and Embassy families use discount code for 15% discount.From SGD 20.00 to SGD 90.00Sold Out
- SGD 35.00
- SGD 20.00
- SGD 90.00
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