Amidst the global pandemic, Bold Orange has developed an innovative way for individuals and businesses nationwide to donate toys from the comfort of home.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (November 18, 2020) – With the ongoing pandemic impacting in-store holiday shopping, Minneapolis marketing firm, Bold Orange, has launched a Virtual Toy Drive supporting Toys for Tots to make gifting easy for those uncomfortable or unable to do the shopping themselves. New this holiday season, anyone who wants to give can participate by visiting www.GiveToysforTots.com.
Developed in just over two months and powered by Bold Orange’s proprietary fundraising platform, ShopWithScrip, shoppers can simply pick a retailer and dollar amount they’d like to spend and the gift picking and shopping is done for them. No need to leave the house and browse the toy aisles. Top brands and retailers that have joined this new initiative include Walmart, Disney, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Buy Buy Baby.
“As we began to approach planning for the holiday season, the team at Bold Orange felt passionate that no child was left out this year due to a decline in physical shopping,” said Margaret Murphy, CEO, Bold Orange. “Toys for Tots is an organization that our employees have personally donated to in the past and we felt that by supporting their mission with our technology it would allow others to give back in a way that is safe and easy, ensuring the season is magical for all families.”
Using the Virtual Toy Drive is simple. Visit the website, pick out a gift card and choose a dollar amount. The selected retailer does the shopping based on Toys for Tots needs, and makes sure every gift is delivered responsibly. When you purchase a gift card to benefit Toys for Tots, the participating retailers and/or ShopWithScrip will make an additional donation to Toys for Tots to help buy even more toys. All gifts will be distributed to one of 810 local Toys for Tots campaigns nationwide, based on need.
“While in-person shopping may look different this year for many, there are still many children and families who rely on Toys for Tots and we want to do whatever it takes to make their holiday special,” said Ted Silvester, Vice President, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “This new way of shopping through the innovation developed by Bold Orange is making it easier for those who want to participate, and we are so thankful for their brand partners who are equally committed to giving back during this difficult year.”
All participating brands have pledged to donate a percentage of gift card/toy sales back to Toys for Tots, further extending the program’s reach.
About Bold Orange
Bold Orange is a human connections company with a two-fold purpose: business and societal progress. Bold Orange modernizes loyalty, CRM and digital experiences for both consumer and business-to-business brands. The company’s purpose creates opportunity for employees to be inspired and empowered to impact brands and their local communities alike. In 2018, Bold Orange acquired ShopWithScrip, a fundraising technology company. For more information, visit www.boldorange.com.