Happy Toy Soldier Day! Started as the fan club of a talented street performer, musician and internet personality known as Dr. Steel, toy soldiers are famous for doing charity work in uniform, such as clothing and toy drives for the less fortunate.
If you like dressing up in costume and helping others, Toy Soldier Day is a great day to do both. Even if you’re unable to take part in one of the “invasions” the Toy Soldier Army makes on Disney Worlds in California, Florida or Paris every year, you can have an “invasion” of your own, as long as you give the folks in charge a heads up. Consider contacting supervisors for charities like Toys for Tots, the United Way or the Salvation Army on the morning of Toy Soldier Day to let them know you plan to make a donation, asking for the best time for you to drop by. Make sure your costume is kid-friendly so you don’t scare the ones you’re trying to help. Most importantly, wear a smile and have fun as you give back to others.