EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it will provide over $1,500,000 worth of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season.
Funko’s donation amounts to over 250,000 toys that will be distributed through the Toys for Tots foundation to less fortunate children. The company encourages its large and growing Funko fan base to celebrate the season by supporting their local Toys for Tots Programs with monetary or toy donations.
“The holidays are a time to give back and we are proud to continue our new tradition and support Toys for Tots for the second year in a row,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “We hope our contribution can help put some smiles on children’s faces this holiday season.”
"We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Funko as a major national corporate sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign," said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "We believe every child deserves a little Christmas. With Funko’s generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children, who otherwise might have been forgotten."
Funko fans looking to support their local Toys for Tots Program can find more information here: http://www.toysfortots.org/default.aspx.
Headquartered in Everett, WA, Funko is one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products to a diverse range of connected consumers. Funko designs, sources and distributes high-velocity collectible products across multiple categories including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. In 2015, Funko received a majority investment from ACON Investments, L.L.C, a diversified international private equity firm. As a leader in the large and growing $15 billion global licensed pop culture products market, Funko currently holds one of the largest portfolio of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is one of the most popular stylized vinyl collectibles on the market, selling millions of figures to collectors around the world. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 68 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 6.8 million less fortunate children in 759 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 230 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
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