Brantley Gilbert has teamed with educational publisher Bendon to donate an unprecedented $10,500,000 worth of books to Toys For Tots this holiday season.
Said Gilbert: “Bendon’s books include Batman, Superman, Clifford The Dog, Disney, Peanuts and My Little Pony, as well as coloring books, sticker books – and even Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. It’s the kind of gift that’s both fun and helps kids learn, and I’m honored the folks at Bendon understood why I wanted to work with them for this donation to Toys For Tots. For some children, this may be most of or all the Christmas they’ll have this year, and this gift helps them grow as well as play.”
Added Bendon’s Ben Fergeson: “The holidays are a tough period of time for many families, and if we are able to bring a little happiness to a child with a gift which they may not have been otherwise given, than that’s a success. We can not be more excited to partner with Brantley Gilbert on this donation. He clearly supports and honors our military and his generosity and charitable work prompted me to align Bendon’s donation with him to the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation.”
Topping the charts this fall with “One Hell Of An Amen,” celebrating the courage and life of a fallen Marine, Gilbert has made it a career point to support our troops. This holiday gift is an extension of that commitment, and also another way to give back.
“They tell me this is one of the largest donations Toys For Tots has ever received,” explains Gilbert. “I could tell when we were talking about the importance of these gifts for the children who will be receiving them, Ben and his team realized the difference it could make in some very precious lives. It’s giving back always, but especially during the holidays, that makes what we get to do so worthwhile… and I am honored to be a part of this donation.”