Twiford Funeral Homes’ Operation Toy Soldier collecting toys for local military kids

Have you ever wondered, “Can I make a difference at Christmas in the life of a child”?  The answer is “Yes!”

Since 2012, Twiford Funeral Homes through Operation Toy Soldier has collected over 12,500 toys that have been distributed by the NC National Guard Family Services to local regional children of our active duty and military veterans of our Armed Forces.  We are confident that for Christmas 2022, we will be able to collect and distribute more toys than last year with the help of businesses and individuals, such as yourselves. Last year, we were able to collect 3,600 toys and our goal this year is 4,000+.

Operation Toy Soldier is a 501-C, not-for-profit corporation, which is administered by Veterans Funeral Care in Clearwater, FL and we, Twiford Funeral Homes, are the designee collection point for Northeastern North Carolina.

If you would like to help in making this a special Christmas for our military children, please feel free to drop off your donation at any of the locations listed above or you may mail your monetary donation payable to Operation Toy Soldier to Twiford Funeral Homes, LLC, PO Drawer 405, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 no later than November 23, 2022.  Our “Santa Support Staff” is standing by to purchase toys that your generous donations will provide.

More information can be found on the OTS website: or on Facebook at:

Again, all donations are tax-deductible, and your generosity will help spread Christmas joy to our young boys and girls of military parents.