Gilbert Donates $10.5M to Toys for Tots

The Georgia-born and –raised hardcore songwriter/performer Brantley Gilbert has teamed with Toys for Tots and leading producer of children’s coloring, activities and educational books Bendon, Incorporated for an unprecedented $10,500,000 donation this season.

“Bendon’s books include Batman, Superman, Clifford the Dog, Disney, Peanuts and My Little Pony,” says Gilbert. “And those are just a few of the books for children of all ages. Whether they’re into Barbie or Stars Wars, there are coloring books, sticker books—and even Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn. It’s the kind of gift that’s both fun and helps kids learn, and I’m honored the folks at Bendon understood why I wanted to work with them for this donation to Toys for Tots. For some children, this may be most of or all the Christmas they’ll have this year, and this gift helps them grow as well as play.”

“The holidays are a tough period of time for many families, and if we are able to bring a little happiness to a child with a gift which they may not have been otherwise given, than that’s a success," agrees Bendon’s Ben Ferguson. “We can not be more excited to partner with Brantley Gilbert on this donation. Brantley clearly supports and honors our Military and his generosity and charitable work prompted me to align Bendon's donation with him to The Marine Toys For Tots foundation.”

Topping the charts this fall with “One Hell of an Amen,” celebrating the courage and life of a fallen Marine, Gilbert has made it a career point to support our troops. This holiday gift is an extension of that commitment, and also another way to give back.

“They tell me this is one of the largest donations Toys for Tots has ever received,” Gilbert explains. “I could tell when we were talking about the importance of these gifts for the children who will be receiving them, Ben and his team realized the difference it could make in some very precious lives. It’s giving back always, but especially during the holidays, that makes what we get to do so worthwhile… and I am honored to be a part of this donation.”

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