Princesses and Friends Return to Macy's Towne Center This Weekend Accepting Toys for Tots Donations

Saturday, December 10th 12pm - 5pm and Sunday, December 11th 1pm - 6pm

​​For nearly seven decades, the Marine Corps Reserves have not wavered in their commitment to America’s children and to the Toys for Tots annual campaign. Since launching the program in 1947, more than half a billion toys have been distributed to children in need, bringing with it “a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens." Not every community has Marine Reservists, however, making the organizations, businesses and volunteers a crucial part of the program’s success.

Macy’s at Towne Center will be hosting several lovely and smart princesses and brave superheroes this weekend who will personally accept new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. The two-day event will be located downstairs at the Towne Center Mall in Kennesaw, just outside the Macy’s Men’s store. Princesses and superheroes will be on hand Saturday, December 10th from 12pm to 5pm and Sunday, December 11th from 1pm to 6pm.

For the past three years, Stephanie Carter of Mystical Parties/Eastern Onion and her incredible staff have volunteered their time for this worthwhile project. Macy’s immediately stepped up for Carter and other sponsors in 2014, when Toys for Tots in Georgia was experiencing a deficit of 400,000 toys and have continued what has become an annual event.

“We can’t say enough about Macy’s who provides the space and set up for us to just step in and get to work,” says Carter. “The princesses and friends look forward to this. We see children daily in our work. Toys for Tots allows us to give back to the kids and that means everything to us.”

Carter is donating a Princess Party to one lucky winner that signs up to participate. Visit online for more information.

Atlanta-based Scrappy Apparel Company is a partner in this year’s efforts donating a $100 gift certificate for Scrappy Apparel products or service, also part of the drawing. The company offers Full-Service Apparel Branding, custom apparel printing and design work, cut and sew caps and more.  Visit for more information.

“We’re looking forward to being part of this incredible effort,” says Grant Kevins, president of Scrappy Apparel Company. “Philanthropy and service are a critical core principal of our company and this program is especially dear to us and many of our veteran partners and we want to honor that.”

Monarch Private Capital staff have committed to the effort as well. The company is an investor in Affording Housing construction around the country, and have witnessed the challenges many families are facing. Visit to learn more.

“This is very special to me,” says Kady DeWees, director of business development for Monarch Private Capital. “These gifts represent hope and generosity offered by strangers. It defines the season and we are enthusiastically looking forward to it.”

About U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. Visit for more information.


Kathy Scott
Great Scott Communications
(678) 631-8611

Source: Great Scott Communications