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HOFer Lawrence Taylor teams with toy drives to help underprivileged children

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Lawrence Taylor of the NLF 100 All-Time Team is honored on the field prior to Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has teamed with DonateAToy.org for his own charity, Fore Life, Inc., a Florida-based not-for-profit organization that uses the game of golf and its character-building skills to empower vulnerable youth to help them survive and succeed.

“When the pandemic forced us to cancel our 12th Annual LT Throwback Celebrity Golf Weekend event, we needed to find another way to raise funds to support the at-risk youth we serve,” Taylor said. “I encourage everyone to visit the DonateAToy.org website or ForeLifeInc.org website to learn more or to donate a gift to a child who needs it most during this holiday season.”

DonateAToy.org, part of Fun Services, has been a leader in New Jersey school fundraising programs and events since 1968.

It has teamed with Toys for Tots, a 73-year national charitable program led by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, to launch a Virtual Holiday Toy Drive to accommodate the latest COVID-19 health and safety guidelines of donating during this year’s holiday season.

The new DonateAToy.org website provides a contact-free online platform to quickly and easily donate toys to thousands of disadvantaged children nationwide in place of traditional, in-person toy drives.

DonateAToy.org has committed $100,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots. The company will match every purchase and cash donation made through the platform with a toy of equal value through the end of the year.

“As the coronavirus pandemic has increased need to unprecedented levels, we are honored to support the crucial Toys for Tots mission,” said Anthony Lombardi, president of Fun Services and founder of DonateAToy.

“With people reluctant to visit physical drop-off sites, this unique program empowers both corporate gift-giving and consumer donations to brighten the holidays for less fortunate children across the country, right from their computer or mobile device.”