The Shaq-A-Claus is back in action as NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal joins with Toys "R" Us, creating a formidable team of players with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as they take on the opportunity to make "no wish too big" this holiday season. How can you help?
Sure, you can buy a toy and donate it in the store, but did you know you can get the whole family involved in making the holidays merry and bright for another family?
You can make a cash contribution, even a dollar helps. The amount currently raised is over $9,000. Teach your children about giving and sharing as they make a contribution too.
Make a purchase from Shaq's Christmas Wish List and donate one of the items from there to the Toys for Tots drive.
Get the whole family involved. Print out this coloring page and draw a picture of the one of the toys on the Shaq's Christmas wish list or your child can draw a picture of a toy they wish to give. Write the toys name underneath the drawing, just in cause Shaq-A-Claus needs some extra help. Take a picture of your child's drawing and post it to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NoWishTooBig and Toys “R” Us will donate one toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, up to $1 million worth of toys, for every suggestion shared with that hashtag and tag with @ToysRUs.
O’Neal said in a press release announcing the initiative:
When I was a kid, someone made my Christmas wish come true by giving me an amazing, unexpected gift — my very own Dr. J autographed basketball. Ever since that moment, I have been inspired to pay it forward and give back to kids less fortunate. This year, I am looking to the experts — kids! — to help me spread holiday cheer to children in need by submitting toy recommendations to be added to The Great Big Shaq-a-Claus Wish List. Together with Toys “R” Us, we can make a whole lot of wishes come true this Christmas.
You can also, take advantage of the TRU layaway plan to help someone in need. For each layaway balance paid off by customers for neighbors, the retailer will donate $200 worth of toys to the effort.
Visit Facebook.com/Toysrus for periodic updates to the Wish Come True Tracker!