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Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots

Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The holiday season and giving spirit have truly gotten ahold of Brantley Gilbert! He may seem like he’s tough, but he’s a softie at heart and he proved that (again) with a huge donation to Toys for Tots.

Gilbert is a known supporter of servicemen and women, but he’s also got a soft spot for kids. He decided to help children in need just in time for Christmas by giving $10.5 million to Toys for Tots with the help of Bendon, Inc.

“Growing up in rural Georgia, I know that sometimes Christmas isn’t a time of joy for some kids and our contribution might be all they receive this year so I really wanted our donation to matter,” Gilbert explains. “I’m honored the folks and Bendon understood why I wanted to work with them and Toys for Tots. Bendon’s books have some pretty cool heroes and lessons for all ages like Batman, Superman and Clifford the Big Red Dog to Disney, Peanuts and some of my favorites, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Whether a kid is into Barbie or Star Wars, I hope we’ve given a bit of fun and inspiration.”

His donation is heartwarming, but also record-breaking. Toys for Tots have never received a single donation this large — until now.

“They tell me this is one of the largest donations Toys for Tots has ever received. Ben and his team realize the impact we could make is these kids’ lives,” Gilbert says. “It’s a privilege to make this contribution together.”

Together, they’ll help to improve the holidays for kids in need.

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