Toys for Tots & Jewel Tankard.

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The Toys for Tots program plays an active role in creating a more inclusive world and inspiring others to make a difference in their communities. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, families who struggle to make ends meet seek additional support to provide their children with a little joy during this special time of year. Toys for Tots have donated over 500 toys for 239 children. With the help and support of more than 50 volunteers, each child will be able to take home two toys and a teddy bear.


“The holidays are a time for gifting, and a time for giving,” said Bishop Wayne T. & Dr. Beverly Y. Jackson. “We think every child should have something under their Christmas tree and we are grateful to have Toys for Tots as a partner to make this happen.”

About Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit

About Jewel Tankard

Jewel Tankard is a nationally and internationally sought-after speaker and financial expert. Her dedication for seeing women and families obtaining economic freedom to live their dreams led her to found the phenomenal members-only Millionairess Club.

Since 2002 she and husband Ben Tankard have co-pastored Destiny Center, a growing, multi-cultural, non-denominational church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee near Nashville. Ben is the Grammy-nominated “godfather of gospel jazz music” and the genre's bestselling artist/producer, earning several gold and platinum records and a Stellar Award. The couple and their five children were the subjects of Bravo TV’s hit reality series about the powerhouse couple and their family ties, “Thicker Than Water,” which aired from 2013-2016.