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Thank You!

Hatchett Design Remodel would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2018 Toys for Tots drive a success!

We collected 254 toys in our Virginia Beach and Newport News showrooms in addition to the 51 cash donations made through our website.

While gift giving is a holiday tradition for most, there are many families who have fallen on hard times and can not afford the luxury of buying presents. Thanks to all who donated, hundreds of children in Hampton Roads received Christmas presents this year.

A big THANK YOU to our clients, employees, fellow small businesses and the local organizations that chipped in to help Toys for Tots.

We also want to thank Toys for Tots Area Coordinator, Elizabeth Moose, and all the volunteers who help put the gifts into the hands of deserving children in our community. We appreciate each and every one of you.

Coming together to support Toys for Tots is a wonderful way to wrap up 2018. Hatchett Design Remodel is grateful for the year we’ve had, and we look forward to what’s to come in 2019.  Happy New Year, everyone!

Toys for Tots Shopping Tips

Hatchett Design Remodel’s 2018 Toys for Tots drive is in full swing. We are collecting toys at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach through December 14th. If you would like to donate a toy but aren’t sure what to buy, here are some tips to help you shop for our tots.

 

Toy Diversity

The toys you donate at Hatchett Design Remodel will stay here in Hampton Roads. Our community is very diverse, so keep that in mind while you shop. If you choose to buy dolls, action figures or books and puzzles that depict people, try to select items that reflect the cultural and racial diversity of our community.

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Price Range

You don’t have to break the bank. A good price range for a toy is between $15 and $30 per toy. Toys in this price range are nice quality toys that a child will be excited to receive. It’s extremely generous of you to want to donate a high price toy, but it makes it difficult to be fair when the gifts are distributed. If you have more money to spend, we’d recommend donating multiple toys rather than spending it all on one big present.

Infants to Age 12

Toys for Tots helps families with children that range in age from infants to 12 years old. The babies and the pre-teen kiddos are often overlooked. While children under 2 don’t yet fully understand our gift giving traditions, educational toys are a fundamental part of their development.

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Around age 12, many children age out of the most popular toys. We know that it can be difficult to find something a pre-teen will like, but please don’t forget about them while you’re shopping. Sports equipment, small electronics like headphones and DIY craft projects are great gifts for pre-teen girls and boys.

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New, Unwrapped Toys

The good news is that you don’t need to wrap your gifts!  All you have to do is bring your new, unwrapped presents to Hatchett Design Remodel, and we’ll take care of the rest. For those of you who’d like to help but hate to shop, you can make a donation to Toys for Tots online through our website.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated. Your generosity is very appreciated!

Toys for Tots 2018 Kick-Off

The halls of Hatchett Design Remodel are decked for the holidays as we kick-off this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Now thru December 14th, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach.
The Marine Toys for Tots mission is to send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy. Their mission resonates with our team here at Hatchett, and we hope that you’ll help us spread the joy of Christmas throughout Hampton Roads. Your gifts will be given to children in our community.
If you’d like to help but hate to shop, monetary donations can be made by clicking the “Donate” button on our website.
For those who enjoy shopping as much as giving, here’s what’s popular with the tots this year.
Encourage family bonding with a good, old-fashioned board game… or choose a game like Googly Eyes that puts a silly twist on a ol’ favorite. This hilarious game is basically Win Lose or Draw with vision-altering eyewear.
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Inspire the creativity of a budding story teller with a LEGO Make Your Own Movie kit. This toy includes a free app (compatible with both tablets and phones) that helps kids direct their own stop-motion animated movies.
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Play it safe with a present that’s sure to please, like anything Star Wars. With light and sound, this Bladebuilders toy is a good choice – because who doesn’t want their own lightsaber?!
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Toys that get kids playing outside can usually be enjoyed by more than one kid at a time. You can’t go wrong with Giant Jenga, Ladder Ball, Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, or a frisbee or frisbee game like Flimsee.
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However you choose to donate, your contribution is tax-deductible. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.

Thank you for helping make Christmas brighter for children in our community. You may drop off a new, unwrapped toy at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We are open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday. And like Don Hatchett says, your donation is more than just a toy, it’s a gift of joy.

Merry Christmas to All!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of last minute Christmas preparations, Hatchett Design Remodel would like to a take a moment to thank all of the generous souls who donated to this year’s Toys for Tots Drive. In total, we collected 248 toys for children in Hampton Roads who would otherwise be without this Christmas.

It warmed our hearts and brought smiles to our faces to see your thoughtful presents gathered beneath our Christmas trees in our Newport News and Virginia Beach showrooms.  We are sure your gifts will have the same powerful effect on their recipients.

Once we did our final count, we loaded up the sleigh with your gifts of joy and dashed over to US Marine Corps Toys for Tots distribution center earlier this week.  Your 248 toys are now in the hands of 248 very happy boys and girls in our community.

Photo Credit: Hampton Roads Toys for Tots on Facebook

THANK YOU to our employees, clients, friends, community organizations and fellow local businesses who contributed to our Toys for Tots effort.

Photo Credit: Hampton Roads Toys for Tots on Facebook

While a thoughtful gift is a fun way to show we care, the greatest gift we can give is our time. Please make time this holiday season to enjoy the presence of the people you love. From all of us at Hatchett Design Remodel, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!