Vision: Ensure that military members are respected for their service and recognized during the holidays, for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on our behalf.
2002: Toys 4 Military Kids was created to help our deployed reservists at Christmas with gifts from Santa. The toys are distributed each year to military units based on their need.
2005: Toys 4 Military Kids becomes an ongoing program operated out of the Vessey Chapter of AUSA.
2014: Officially partnered with Eagan Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program
2018: Toys 4 Military Kids program passed a significant milestone. Nearly doubling our 2017 outreach to all branches of the Military, this program provided toys to 72 military units (3,474 children of the military!) and 100 individual Military Families. Capitalizing on Vessey Chapter ROTC leadership a new website for families in need over the holidays was created.
Today: The program is currently gifting toys in 5 states, 4 surrounding Minnesota and now AZ. Our commitment is met by funds and toys donated all year long. These donations are distributed at unit Holiday Parties and to Families in need over the Holidays.Family Toy Pickup Request
Officers: Les Hanson, founder; Michael and Sandi Clark, co-chairs
Checks Payable to: AUSA Vessey Chapter
Mail Donations to : Toys 4 Military Kids/Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR)
3432 Denmark Ave #242, Eagan, MN 55123
All donations are tax deductible # 53-0193361
Contact Toys 4 Military Kids Mike Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.235.9181 for more information
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Did you know Thrivent Financial members can use Choice Dollars for AUSA – Toys 4 Military Kids at www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice
The support of Corporate Partners, Business and Communities was vital to 2017’s efforts with 50 Military units, 116 Military Families and 2,970 Toys!
Our thanks for the year to year support of: JOHN GOODMAN GROUP, TWIN CITIES HARLEY DAVIDSON, PATRIOT GUARD, PANERA and DICK’S SANITATION