Mon, Dec 04|
The American Club
Toys for Tots 2023
Share the holiday spirit and bring an NEW, UNWRAPPED 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 04, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Basement 2, Galbraith Ballroom, 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.
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 underprivileged children. This year, our chosen charity is Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), who is partnering with the National University Hospital and Institute of Mental Health to support families during their child’s hospitalisation.
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 buffet
- holiday crafts
- cookie decorating
- choir performances by the SAS Singers
- photos with Santa
- a leaving gift for each child provided by Little Farms
- ... and so much more!
BERNINA Singapore is also providing a fancy embroidery machine worth $888 as a Lucky Draw for some lucky family! Volunteers from the Embassy and SmileFocus as well as staff from the US Embassy will also be on hand to run some of the great craft tables. Yay!
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 a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy to donate. Some suggested toys include big building blocks, craft and activities kits, soft toys, learning toys, games and puzzles, school bag, pencil case, stationery, etc suitable for children of both genders. The toys will be donated to children aged 0 to 18 years through Ronald McDonald House Charities (Singapore).
Please note that toys must be NEW! No used toys will be accepted.
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 Toys for Tots 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 THIS YEAR'S CHARITY
For almost 50 years, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has been partnering children’s hospitals worldwide to support families during their child’s hospitalization. Through the programs in the many chapters around the world, RMHC has helped keep families of seriously-ill or injured children physically and emotionally close to the place where their child receives medical care, enabling, facilitating family-centered care for hospitalized children.
Worldwide, the RMHC has more than 380 Ronald McDonald Houses and more than 265 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at all the leading children’s hospitals. In Singapore, the local RMHC Chapter has been partnering with the National University Hospital and Institute of Mental Health in the last ten years through its programs out of the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms within the hospitals. Since 2013, more than 7,000 families have benefited from the Ronald McDonald House Charities Singapore. For more information, please visit www.rmhc.sg/.
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 once again this year.
We are also grateful that Allied is serving as our Logistics Partner this year, helping us with the collection boxes across Singapore.
- $35 for adults
- $20 for children aged 2 to 12
- $100 for a family of four
2) Embassy families; The American Club members, and AAS paid and complementary members get 15% discount off published price.
- AAS members sign in for discount to be applied at check out.
- Embassy families and The American Club 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
- Independent Project Analysis Pte Ltd, 80 Robinson Road, #13-04
- International Community School | 27a Jubilee Road
- Little Farms | Valley Point
- Marsh | 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1
- Singapore American School | 40 Woodlands Street 41
- SOS Bar & Grill | The Sail, ground floor
- Stamford American International School | 1 Woodleigh Lane
- The American Club | 10 Claymore Hill
- XCL American Academy | 2 Yishun Street 42
Between Decemer 1-3, 2pm-7pm
Redeem a FREE cup of Sangria plus 10% off wine purchase for every drop-off of a NEW & UNWRAPPED toy at PengWine Playground, Peace Centre, 1 Sophia Road, Level 3.
**Please check with each of these collection points prior to drop off, as some are only accessible by students, staff or members.
Child Age 2-12SGD 20.00
Family of FourSGD 100.00