Toys For Tots & Ironhorse Funding
Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife, Diane, who was the real inspiration. She had a few handcrafted dolls and asked Bill to deliver them to an agency that supports children in need. When Bill reported back to his wife that he could not find such an organization, she instructed him to “start one!”. Maj Hendricks and the Marines in his reserve unit in LA collected and distributed 5,000 toys in 1947, an initiative that has since grown to be a nationwide non- profit with the primary goal of helping to bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy.
In 2020, Ironhorse Funding held a toy drive to the benefit of Toys for Tots. In a collective effort by IHF employees, we were able to collect 68 toys for donation!