Spread Joy with the Arkansas Lottery: Holiday Toy Drive in Full Swing!

Spread Joy with the Arkansas Lottery: Holiday Toy Drive in Full Swing!

In the spirit of giving, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is lighting up the holiday season with a heartwarming toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. As they spread joy to children in need, ASL takes this opportunity to remind the public that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for those under the age of 18.

From now until November 29, the ASL Claim Center at 124 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock becomes a hub of generosity, accepting new and unwrapped toys between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

A simple act of kindness can make a significant difference, and the ASL encourages the community to contribute to this festive cause. To make the giving even more exciting, ASL will host an official drop-off event on November 29 at the ASL Claim Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can donate toys, participate in a drawing for a chance to win a lottery prize pack, and engage in a game for a shot at winning lottery swag. As a special thank you, the first 200 adult participants who contribute toys will receive a free Arkansas Scholarship Lottery holiday instant ticket, adding a touch of excitement to the season of giving.

?The holidays can be a trying time for families in need. With these toy donations, we hope to bring joy to more children this holiday season,? expressed ASL Executive Director Eric Hagler, emphasizing the profound impact such gestures can have on families facing challenges.

All collected toys will find their way to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, ensuring they reach the hands of needy families in Central Arkansas. It's a collective effort to make the holiday season brighter for those who may be facing hardships.

This holiday toy drive is not just a charitable initiative but also aligns with ASL?s participation in the National Council on Problem Gambling's annual holiday campaign. The campaign seeks to discourage the practice of giving lottery tickets as gifts to children and young teens.

?We want to encourage giving gifts that are appropriate for children and young teens and remind people that lottery tickets should not end up in the hands of minors,? added Hagler, underscoring the importance of responsible gifting during the festive season.

As the ASL ignites the spirit of giving and spreads joy through toys, the community is invited to join in the festivities. It's a season of compassion, generosity, and making a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most.

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