When we kicked off this year's Toys for Troops campaign with Operation Phantom Support, we didn't know what to expect.

2020's been a tough year for everyone, and Central Texans have been tightening their belts and spending more time at home due to the pandemic.

Boy, were we pleasantly surprised!

Last week, we went around collecting donation boxes from our sponsors/partners, and they were overflowing with toys that y'all so generiously donated to benefit military and first responder families right here in Central Texas.

We knew we'd gotten far more donations than we expected this year, but check this out:

That's right! 837 military kids (247 families) will have a very merry Christmas this year thanks to your giving spirit and love for those who serve our community and our nation.

We can't thank you enough, and we want to give a shout-out to the sponsors who made this possible:

  • The Law Office of Bret H. Pritchard
  • Coast Dental & Orthodontics
  • Gatti's Pizza
  • WC Tractor
  • Crunch Fitness
  • Pizza Hut
  • Fuzzy's Tacos
  • Urban Air Adventure Park
  • The Carlson Law Firm
  • Maaco
  • Smile at the World Orthodontics

It was so great of you guys to not only sponsor Toys for Troops, but provide drop-off locations for folks moved to give this year.

Check out the video below for a look at just a fraction of the toys that came in (these were just the toys we collected that day: the OPS team was already sorting through hundreds more), and for some information about what OPS does to make sure our Central Texas military families are taken care of.

From all of us at Townsquare Media, thank you so much, and may your holiday season be full of blessings!

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