WOW! We had nothing short of a fantastic 2016 Toy Bash. You worked so hard to get donations in the doors of our sponsor locations, and everyone that came out Thursday night really went the extra mile to make it all shine!
We’ll talk more about the fine details later, but here’s the short list:
- 3500: This number represents the total toys donated to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots. That’s over 3500 presents that will be wrapped and under the tree and putting smiles on kids’ faces come Christmas morning. Take a second to wrap your head around 3,500 happy kids.
- This is the first year toy donations surpassed toys purchased. As you probably know, we take the monetary donations and go raid Toys R Us the next morning, filling carts and boxes with toys. Thanks to your generosity, this was the first year that your toy donations numbered higher than the toys we bought. That’s pretty amazing, considering we usually have a 4:1 ratio there. Great job!
- 16 venues, 13 bands. This represents our highest participation ever in the Toy Bash, and we can’t thank these talented musicians and generous venues enough!
- 69′ 7″. That’s how long the receipt from Toys R Us was. Yeah, we’re makin’ a list… And that list means many, many happy kiddos.
To speak to the food, you consumed over 600# of pork, 450# of potato casserole, 75 gallons of beans and 180# of slaw, all prepared by our stellar volunteer crew. Thanks SO MUCH!
We’ll be updating the site with more pics, videos and such as we continue to come down from this year’s event, so check back often. We are also working on the date for next year, so stay tuned for that, too!
Thanks again to all of the volunteers, sponsors, bands and venues in Downtown Cape that made this happen. Most importantly, thank YOU for taking part! You made the difference in a lot of lives this year!