Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Launch Holiday Toy Drive Collection

Oct 31, 2013, 12:00 ET from Operation Homefront

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, the national non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families, is joining with Dollar Tree to launch its annual Holiday Toy Drive to collect gifts for military kids. Operation Homefront field offices across the nation are teaming up with local Dollar Tree stores to collect purchased toys between Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 to be distributed to the children of service members this holiday season.

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This year marks the seventh annual joint campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree to support military families during the holiday season. Anyone wishing to make this year's holidays brighter for military families can go to their local Dollar Tree store and purchase toys to be distributed to the children of our service members.

More information on the Holiday Toy Drive is available at OperationHomefront.net/HolidayToys.  OperationHomefront.net also accepts online contributions for all of Operation Homefront's programs to assist military families.

"For service members with kids, especially in the lower- and mid-grade ranks, holiday shopping is a major expense that can have a big impact on the family budget," said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. "Helping them make their children feel extra special during this festive time is an important aspect of the assistance we provide to military families. By contributing to Operation Homefront's Holiday Toy Drive – either with an online monetary donation or by dropping off gifts – you're helping our men and women in uniform provide for their families in these tough economic times."

Thanks in large measure to the tremendous support of Dollar Tree patrons, in 2012 Operation Homefront's Holiday Toy Drive collected over 9 million toys nationwide for military kids. Log on to OperationHomefront.net for more details on how to help military families. 

About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. Nationally, 95 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.

About Dollar Tree:  A Fortune 500 Company, Dollar Tree is North America's leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less. Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dollar Tree operates more than 4,800 stores in the 48 contiguous United States and 5 Canadian Provinces.  To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.

SOURCE Operation Homefront