Toys for Tots- Melania Trump Gives Gifts at Toy Drive

 In Military, Politics

In what has become a holiday tradition, First Lady Melania Trump stepped in as a volunteer participant in the Toys for Tots Drive at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in DC. She’s always a huge hit and perhaps even more so this year.

One of the saddest things in the world is looking into a Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots box at the grocery store and seeing only one lonely toy. One. In a nation with thousands upon thousands of needy children who have nothing at Christmas, that one toy won’t even scratch the surface. This year Melania donated 100 books to the Toys for Tots Literacy campaign, and brought joy to the children as they sorted the toys to give to needy girls and boys.

A Christmas Dream Come True

Benny Johnson at The Daily Caller wrote:

The first lady delivered brief remarks to a hangar full of children and their enlisted parents on the military base. After the remarks, Melania led the children to giant tables full of toys for sorting. These are the toys that will be delivered to the needy children. The sorting process involved the first lady and approximately 100 little children putting the toys in boxes.

During this chaos, Melania knelt down to help one little girl who was confused. This was little 7-year-old  Jackie Rodriguez. Rodriguez spoke with the first lady, who listened intently. Melania helped Rodriguez out with her toy sorting and then led her to the table for writing Christmas cards.

According to the article, little Jackie had been looking forward to meeting the First Lady. Her parents were surprised at the extra attention Mrs. Trump paid to their daughter, but there she was, listening, and for 20 minutes she helped Jackie sort toys and color her Christmas picture.

Benny Johnson continued with this:

“She has been waiting for this day,” Nancy said, tears in her eyes. “She has been talking non-stop about meeting Mrs. Trump. This is her Christmas dream come true.” Mr. Rodriguez, a decorated military man, said he “was stunned and amazed” watching the “unexpected attention” the first lady paid to his daughter.
A crying Jackie stood beneath us, clutching a drawing and wiping tears from her eyes. “She’s crying because the Mrs. Trump is gone,” Nancy explained. Nancy asked Jackie to spin around her treasured drawing she was holding tight. She noted that as a parting gift, Melania had given her daughter the drawing she had made.
Jackie would love to see Melania Trump again, and we’re sure she asked Santa for the privilege.
Wherever Melania goes her warmth, her hugs and kindness toward children is evident. This year she had Santa deliver “Be Best” totes filled with coloring books and White House candies to the children who helped with the Toys for Tots campaign. But it’s the impression she made on one 7 year old little girl that is truly priceless.

 

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