Halloween hasn’t even arrived, and neither has Thanksgiving, but we all know Christmas is just around the corner. And just in time Toys“R”Us announced the official kickoff its annual Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign.
Shaquille O’Neal the legendary basketball star is joining the company again to encourage parents and kids to get involved and pay it forward. He will be known as Shaq-A-Claus and he has a wish list known as The Great Big Shaq-A-Claus Wish List.
Parents can view The Great Big Shaq-A-Claus Wish List, a list of toy suggestions, including crafts, playsets, electronics, plush and more, to donate to a child who might otherwise go without a gift to open on Christmas morning. From the company’s dedicated Toys for Tots online destination at Toysrus.com/ToysforTots, customers can view the list and buy toys online that will be shipped directly to Toys for Tots. In addition, the Great Big Shaq-A-Claus Wish List can also be printed in-store at designated Wish List kiosks or at the Customer Service Desk, allowing shoppers to reference the list as they search for a toy to donate.
Little ones simply have to pick their favorite toy, draw a picture on this print out coloring sheet, and then ask mom or dad to post their toy drawing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #NoWishTooBig. Toys“R”Us will donate a toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for toy image posted with this dedicated hashtag.
Shaq-A-Claus is also asking kids to share their suggestions of toys to add to The Great Big Shaq-A-Claus Wish List. Children can help fulfill the Christmas wishes of little ones in need by visiting Toysrus.com/ToysforTots, where they’ll find a downloadable, print-out activity sheet, on which they are encouraged to draw a picture of their favorite toy and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #NoWishTooBig. For every child’s toy suggestion that is made and shared using the dedicated hashtag, Toys“R”Us will donate a toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, up to $1 million worth of toys. Participants are also encouraged to share these drawings on the Toys“R”Us Facebook page at Facebook.com/Toyrus and to tag @Toysrus when posting on Twitter and Instagram.