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Disney and Toys For Tots partnership turns 75 years

Disney joined hands with the Marine Toys for Tots program in 1947, and designed the original Toys For Tots train, which is still available in the market

Disney and Toys For Tots partnership turns 75 years

Walt Disney with his self-made toys

Last Updated: 09.45 PM, Nov 28, 2023


It's been 75 years, Disney has been donating toys for the children in need in collaboration with Marine Toys for their Tots program. Undoubtedly it's a great initiative of Disney to make every deprived parents’ hopes strong. On November 7, Walt Disney launched his Disney Ultimate Toy Drive Support to gift needy children this holiday season.

Till December 14, families and fans can spread holiday cheer by participating in the Disney Ultimate Toy Drive. People can also contribute to this heartwarming initiative by donating a new, unwrapped toy online at, or in person at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort or Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.

Disney's celebration of 75 years

This day, on November 28, Disney celebrated their 75 years of partnership with Toys For Tots by donating 75,000 toys to children in need. For more information, you can visit

About Toys For Tots program

In 1947, Diane Hendricks, the wife of Major Bill Hendricks of the US Marine Corps Reserve, sparked the idea of Toys For Tots when she crafted a doll for a needy child to receive at Christmas. Upon realising the lack of any organisation to deliver the doll to the child, the Hendricks couple launched an initiative to provide toys to less fortunate children. After an overwhelmingly successful first year, the Marine Corps embraced the program and expanded its reach across the country.

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