$450,000 Worth of Products Donated Including Books, Puzzles, Plush
Toys, Board Games, Electronic Games, Infant Toys and More
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest
retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced a major donation to the Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation in both New York City and Reno, NV. The
combined donation features more than $450,000 worth of merchandise,
comprising a total of 73 pallets and approximately 27,000 units of
product. The donation includes a handpicked selection of books, puzzles,
plush toys, board games, electronic games, infant toys and many more fun
and educational toys and games.
“We’re proud to make this donation at an important time of year, and we
hope that these books, toys and games make the holidays a little
brighter for families who need some help,” said Len Riggio, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer at Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble donated to the New York City Toys for Tots Foundation on
Tuesday, December 13, with all of the products coming from the Barnes &
Noble Distribution Center in Monroe, NJ. A team of Marines unloaded the
truck at a base in Brooklyn, NY, where all of the products were
organized to be sent out to charities and families in need across the
city. “It makes a big difference to our annual effort to have a truck
full of books and other great gifts coming in from Barnes & Noble. So
many more children will have a book or a toy under the tree this holiday
season thanks to this donation,” said Staff Sergeant Herbert Nicolas,
Coordinator, Toys for Tots, NYC.
The Reno donation also took place on Tuesday, December 13, with all of
the products coming from the Barnes & Noble Distribution Center in Reno,
NV. The Nevada National Guard and the Reno Sheriff’s Department were on
hand to help the Marine Toys for Tots coordinators unload the truck and
distribute the donation to families in need. “This is the second year
that Barnes & Noble has come in with a major donation in Reno, and it
truly makes a difference in the lives of people in our community,” said
Jon Yuspa, founder of the Nevada Honor Flight. “The entire team is
excited to get all of these great books and toys out to local kids this
For more information on Toys for Tots and to find out how to donate,
please visit www.toysfortots.org.
For more information on Barnes & Noble, visit your local Barnes & Noble
store or go online at www.bn.com.
About The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization
authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to
provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine
Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 69th year, Toys for Tots
provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged
children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday
season. Their gifts offer these children recognition and a positive
memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the gifts they provide,
such as books, games and sports equipment, make a significant
contribution to the educational, social and physical development of
these children. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Program has
distributed over 512 million toys to over 237 million less fortunate
children. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual
donations from the American public as well as support from corporate
sponsors. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites,
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and
eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features
more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com),
plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content
across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™
available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.
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Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Toys for Tots Foundation
Staff Sergeant Herbert Nicolas
Toys for Tots Foundation