Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Operation Military Smiles


Military Smiles2021 TOY COLLECTIONS AND REGISTRATION

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 PARTNERS | ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, & PREMIER MARTIAL ARTS 

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we are modifying toy pick-up for families. We invite you to register below and we will be in contact with more information about pick-up options. This program is active military, veterans, and Gold Star Families with children ages 2-12 years old. Servicemembers and Veterans must show a military ID, Veterans ID or dependent ID to participate.

TOY DRIVE COLLECTIONS:  This year we are hoping to collect 2000 toys for the children and grandchildren of our local veterans and military families. The toys will be made available at mobile toy shops and military installations throughout Massachusetts during the holiday season.  We currently have a shortage of toys for boys and girls ages 10-12. 

OPERATION MILITARY SMILES: Military Friends Foundation, 501(c)3 partnered with Families of Fallen Service Members in 2010 to create the Operation Military Smiles program. The purpose of the program is to put a little extra “smile” into the lives of local service members and veterans through yearly toy giveaways. Operation Military Smiles hosts toy drives across the state each year and toys and gift cards are then made available for families at traveling Operation Military Smiles Toy Shops.  To date, Operation Military Smiles donated over 100,000 toys to military families.  

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Start a toy & gift card collection! – Want to Join the Team? It’s as easy as setting up a donation box in your office, school or local business. We will provide a custom e-poster for your company and tax deduction information. Donations can be dropped off the week of December 13th at our headquarters at 212 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA. Email info@militaryfriends.org for more information.

Volunteer at a Toy Shop – This is a great way for any company to give back during the holiday season.  We also welcome any Gold and Survivor Families and volunteers to come out and enjoy a day of friendship and celebration as we bring smiles to military families.

Consider a donation – Make a tax deductible donation via Paypal at www.militaryfriends.org/donate or send a check to Military Friends Foundation, 212 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA 01907.

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Military Friends Operation Military Smiles Registration 2021

Please register to ensure we have the best possible toy selection for your special children.
  • We request your email so we may notify you of any changes in Toy Shop dates due to weather.