We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization promoting the collection of donations, toys, and books for kids in need year-round: birthdays, holidays, medical situations and personal loss. Our mission is partly accomplished through Child Hero™, a youth service-learning program giving children an opportunity to develop community service and citizenship values by helping, through our program, other children in need.
(1.) We help kids in need year round. Throughout the year we distribute donations.
(2) We help children develop community service and citizenship values through service learning. We believe that children should be empowered to help others, make a positive difference in the community, and serve as role models.
The Metro Toy Drive story, started during the holiday season of 2009: A young man, who faced significant challenges with the recession, decided to volunteer his time supporting local toy drives; he was able to enlist the support of over 100 businesses and organizations within a two-week period to help collect toys for kids in need. In the process, he discovered a joy and passion for the cause.