SAVANNAH, GA – December 2, 2019 – It’s that time of year again, and Toys for Tots drop-off sites are popping up around the Savannah community! This holiday season the Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) will collect new, unwrapped toys for the US Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots campaign during their productions of The Nutcrackerat the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, located at 32 Abercorn St., on Dec. 7 and 8.
Through the gift of a new toy, the Toys for Tots Program helps bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. In 2018, the Savannah region Toys for Tots campaign supported 19,456 children through the distribution of 39,674 toys.
“SBT is honored to collect donations for this holiday season’s Toys for Tots campaign,” said SBT Advancement Director Abby McCuen. “We are looking forward to helping ensure everyone is able to experience the joy of Christmas!”
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes providing day-to-day leadership and oversight of the Program, raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots Campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots Campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program. For more information about this program, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
SBT is Savannah and southeast Georgia’s only professional dance company. It is their mission to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers who train in the studio, and to engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community. To learn more about SBT, please visit www.savannahballettheatre.org.