On Monday, December 20, the children at the Nightingale Children’s Home received toys from U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela and U.S. Marines on staff at the U.S. Embassy. The toys, games, and clothing were donated by Barbadian and American employees at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, through the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Toys For Tots is an official mission of the United States Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys in the months leading up to Christmas and deliver them to children in need as a message of hope and caring. Since its start in 1947, Toys for Tots has supported more than 265 million children around the world.
“COVID-19 may have prevented us from holding our usual ceremony, but I’m grateful that we were able to safely deliver toys as a tangible sign of hope for children to experience the joy of Christmas. We wish all Barbadians who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!” said Ambassador Taglialatela.