Saturday November 1st marked the start of the sixth annual SL Toys for Tots season in support of the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots programme which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them Christmas gifts.
Activities this year will once again focus on sales of the special Toys 4 Tots holiday season CD featuring the talents of performers across the grid and the SL Toys 4 Tots Breedables Expo, which will take place between Saturday November 15th and Sunday November 23rd inclusive.
Throughout the nine days of the Breedable Expo, which will be held on two regions donated by Amaretto Breedables and KittyCats Breedables, there will be live entertainments and many opportunities to help raise money for Toys 4 Tots through donations, auctions, and via many special items offered for purchase by participating creators.
Alongside of KittyCats and Amaretto, sponsors for the event include: Whispering Hills, a LiTTLe BiT of EVERYTHING, Diva’s Divine Darlings, Turquoise Ranch Auction house, EVO Breeding Co., Christmas Lane, Rose Breedable, Weeping Willow, Mythical Utopia, Papillon, Dixieland Downs, Awesome Breed Creations, Acceleration Exotics, Amaretto Market Owners Coalition, Aroonshire Fortress, Yumi Bands of Cypher, Breeders Choice, Dwarfins, E&S Breedables, Fantasia, Fish Hunt, Pet Peddlers, Shadow Wynde, SOS-Streams.net, Trinity Breedable, TW Saddles & Reins, Whispering Hills, Aero Pines Park, Wild Kajaera, Wicked Tattoos, Gempandas, Meeroos, FluiD, House of Huntress, Huntress Inc, J&T Stables & Auction House, Stone pony Ranch, Treasures Elite WK Breedable, Madness Auctions, Mossms, The Nest Egg, CasperTech, Secret Meadows, The Aquarium, Ludus Agora, Madonna Ranch.
Perofrmers appearing through the nine days of the event include: Todd Rumsford, Hazie Moonwall, Shaye Dezno-Jonstone, Lisa Petrolhead, Tobykip Lionheart, Lisa Nichols(Brune), SINGERGIRL, Taunter Goodnight, Southcity Genesis, Chip Takacs, Maximillion Kleene, Brixton Canning, Susie Darling, Samm Qendra, Zerbie Magic, Jacqueline Luik, Miha Shamen, Potlatch Foggarty, Redhawk, ELiz Watanabe, ProfessorShowbiz, Deelah Halostar-Freund, Josie Anderton, Freddy Mergatroid, Premium Composer, Satin & Erin, Mavenn Resident, Hogan Baily, Wayne Davis Rocks.
This year, the special holiday season CD will be available in return for donations through any SL Toys 4 Tots donations kiosk, and includes 33 tracks for your listening pleasure:
|01 T4T 2014 Entire CD – Misc Artists
02 All I Want for Christmas is You – Travis Overland
03 Angels We Have Heard On High – Ganjo Mokeev
04 Away in a Manger – Premium Composer
05 Baby It’s Cold Outside – Ke Aloha & Parker Static
06 Believe – Ke Aloha
07 Blue Christmas – Liam Defoe
08 Breath Of Heaven – Parker Static
09 Carol of the Bells – Keeba Tammas & The Tiny Maniacs
10 Christmas in Dixie – TobyKip Lionheart
11 Christmas song – Singergirl Mode
12 Dominick the Donkey – Suzetta Moonites
13 Little Drummer Boy – Donny Collazo
14 Grown up Christmas List – Phil Setner
15 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Josie Anderton
16 Home for Christmas – Wayne Davis
17 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause-Libertybelle Lyric
|18 I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas – April McCoy
19 Just Don’t Feel Like Christmas Without You – Subtlety Dalglish
20 It’s Christmas – Todd Rumsford
21 Meet Me Under The Mistletoe – Freddy Mergatroid
22 Mr Grinch – iCandy_Overland
23 Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Scorpianrose
24 Rudolph – Seth Mankind Tracer
25 Santa Baby – Eliz Watanabe
26 Santa Claus is a Stalker – Dilah Halostar
27 Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Potlatch Foggarty
28 Toothless Grin – Galvana Gustafson
29 Twas The Night Before Christmas – Brandy Maltas aka Kalli Birman
30 Where are you Christmas – Ichie Kamachi
31 Where’s the Line – Bobby Roxley
32 Winter Wonderland – Gold Talon
33 You Raise Me Up – Khiron Ametza
The 2013 Toys 4 tots Expo raised over L$1,600,000 for the programme, and the organisers are hoping this year marks an even greater success. During the six years it has been running, SL Toys 4 Tots has raised US$60,000 for the Toys for Toys programme.
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots began as a Los Angeles charitable effort in 1947. William Hendricks was inspired by his wife Diane when she tried to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll to a needy child but could find no organization to do so. At her suggestion he gathered a group of local Marine reservists who coordinated and collected some 5,000 toys for local children that year from collection bins placed outside of Warner Bros. movie theatres. Their efforts were so successful that, in 1948, Toys for Tots was launched as a national campaign in the United States, with a mission to “collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.”