Kum & Go donates $240K to Toys for Tots

LITTLEROCK (KATV) - Kum & Go has donated $240,000 and more than 2,500 toys to Toys for Tots.

The "Drink good. Do Good." fall fundraising campaign stretched across Arkansas and ten other states. The money will be used to buy toys for underprivileged children this year.

"Withevery hot beverage purchase made at Kum & Go, whether it was coffee,cappuccino or hot chocolate, we donated 5 cents to provide much-needed toys andbooks for underprivileged children," said Kum & Go Senior Vice President David Miller in a press release.

"Inaddition, we raised $10,000 by asking our customers to check-in to our storesthrough the popular social app, Foursquare," Miller said.{} "And, ourcustomers and team members donated toys and money to help us exceed our goal.We are extremely pleased with the response to our Toys for Tots campaign and soproud to help provide holiday joy for even more children this year."

Toysfor Tots distributed 15.6 million toys, books and gifts in 2011 to 7.2 millionunderprivileged children. Nearly22 percent of American children live below the poverty line, according to theU.S. Census Bureau.