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U.S. Veterans Corps (USVC) Hosts 2015 Toys For Lil’ Troops Holiday Toy Drive

Nonprofit Event Aims to Break Guinness World Record for Most Toys Donated in a 24-Hour Period

Raleigh, NC, November 27, 2015 --( The U.S. Veterans Corps (USVC), along with presenting sponsor Lenovo, will host the 2015 Toys for Lil’ Troops holiday toy drive. This year the USVC will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most toys donated in a 24-hour period, with an event taking place from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Lenovo’s Building 1, located at 1009 Think Place in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Individuals and organizations wishing to participate in the Toys for Lil’ Troops drive can help the USVC achieve the world record by following these simple guidelines:

1. Toys must be New and Unwrapped.
2. Definition of a Toy: If it can be "played with" it is considered a toy.
3. What is not a toy (according to Guinness)? Skateboards, bicycles, scooters, books, activity books.
4. Toys that might be considered heavy enough to help achieve the record faster: wooden toys, marbles, board games, metal toys, electronic learning toys, wooden puzzles, dollhouses, heavy toys in general.

In order to achieve this goal, it will take more than 46,000 pounds of toys donated. All toys donated will be delivered to local military installations, including Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina; Fort Lee & Combined Arms Support Command in Prince George County, Virginia; Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina; the North Carolina National Guard, and the US Coast Guard in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Toys for Lil’ Troops also delivers toys year-round to the children of Veteran families in need.

“We are so excited to help others get in the holiday spirit by providing toy donations to the children of military families,” said Andrew Ladner, USVC Executive Director. “The holidays can be hard for military families, especially when a loved one has to spend time serving our country overseas. This is just a small way to give back and say thank you to the troops, both active duty and Veterans, for all that they do.”

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About United States Veterans Corp (USVC):
The USVC is a corps of military Veterans, spouses, dependents and patriotic citizens performing hands-on community service with a mission/deployment attitude. The USVC’s mission is to participate in community service projects and events in the military and civilian community. To learn more, visit:
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