First lady Melania Trump helped Marines with a Toy for Tots drive, which is an event she says she’s been looking forward to all year.
Trump helped sort toys that were donated to the project alongside members of the military and their children. There were dozens of volunteers, and the first lady shared her excitement at being able to help give children presents on Christmas.
Enjoyed spending time with children & the @USMC at their annual @ToysForTots_USA drive. Thank you to everyone who came out to help in this wonderful opportunity to give back! #MerryChristmas pic.twitter.com/bYEnLS2tOx
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 11, 2018
“I have been looking forward to this event ever since last year’s ended,” Trump said. “As a mother, I feel children are the most precious gift of all. They provide so much joy in life.”
There were many pictures posted from the event depicting Trump as happy and enjoying the drive:
According to The White House, Trump also donated 100 books in “Be Best” tote bags to the Toys for Tots literacy program.
First lady Melania Trump joined the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots charity toy drive, meeting with children after saying that she has made it her mission as first lady to “shine a light” on opportunities for all kids. https://t.co/SqT4j77CEb pic.twitter.com/y3BqiExpyO
— ABC News (@ABC) December 12, 2018
According to Lt. Gen. Henry Osman, president and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, there is a greater need for toys this year due to devastation from multiple hurricanes on the East Coast and the California wildfires.
He said that the first lady was “our No. 1 volunteer” and that she was a great addition to the drive.