He may look all kinds of tough, but when it comes to Christmas, Brantley Gilbert is way more Buddy the Elf than Uncle Scrooge, evidenced by a huge holiday donation to Toys for Tots. With the help of Bendon, Inc., Gilbery donated $10.5 million to the charity.
“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 says. “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.”
Not only is the donation incredible, but it’s also monumental for Toys for Tots. “They tell me this is one of the largest donations Toys for Tots has ever received. Ben (Ferguson, CEO of Bendon) and his team realize the impact we could make is these kids’ lives,” Gilbert says. “It’s a privilege to make this contribution together.”