On 3 December 2022, Sigma Mu Mu Chapter, Third District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held a toy drive supporting the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys For Tots program, which celebrated its 75th anniversary. The event was held at the Walmart Supercenter in Sterling, VA. It marked the resumption of the chapter’s partnership with the program and Walmart after a two-year halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sigma Mu Mu collected and donated 204 toys and 15 bikes for distribution to local disadvantaged families as part of the Toys for Tots program milestone. The program has evolved and grown exponentially for over seven decades, delivering hope and the magic of Christmas to over 281 million less fortunate children. Now in its 75th year, the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program also provides year-round support to families experiencing challenges and exceptional circumstances; thus helping to fulfill the hopes and dreams of millions of families and children in need across the country. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of the Sigma Mu Mu brothers, many local parents who could not afford to buy toys for their children were able to provide donated toys to them. All of these children experienced the joy of Christmas with their families.
Walmart store managers Mr. Ahmed Nabizada, Mr. Tyler Harris, Mr. David Lee, and the Toys for Tots coordinator, Mr. Frank Holtz, were very pleased with the toy drive results. All expressed interest in working with Sigma Mu Mu on future events. On 13 December 2022, the Toys for Tots program demonstrated its gratitude for Sigma Mu Mu’s support and sincerity about working together by donating over 3000 new books to the chapter’s book drive.