The First Lady attended a Toys for Tots event today to help sort toys and speak with military families. The photos below show what a great Christmas tradition it is for military families
One particular moment stood out:
A little girl came over to sit with Melania Trump. As it turns out, she made that little girl’s Christmas! That little girl is 7-year-old Jackie Rodriguez who sat next to and colored with the First Lady during the Toys for Tots event in D.C. today.
This is so sweet:
Melania sat with little Jackie Rodriguez for 20 minutes according to Benny Johnson of The Daily Caller:
Rodriguez’s parents, Army Captain Jose Rodriguez and Nancy Rodriguez, said it was a “dream come true for little Jackie.”
“She has been waiting for this day. She has been talking non-stop about meeting Mrs. Trump. This is her Christmas dream come true.”
THE VIDEO OF THE EVENT:
The First Lady’s remarks:
First Lady Melania Trump at the Toys for Tots Drive: “As a mother, I feel children are the most precious gift of all. They provide so much joy in life.” pic.twitter.com/81HCXyH754
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) December 11, 2018
“The First Lady will be gifting 100 books to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Since starting in 2008, the program has distributed over 39 million books to less fortunate children, helping to reduce the illiteracy rate among children.Mrs. Trump will also be giving Be Best totes filled with a coloring book and White House candies to all the children that will be helping out at the drive.
This had to be the thrill of a lifetime for these kids:
Stars and Stripes has more great photos:
Retired Lt. Gen. Henry Osman, president and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation called the first lady “our No. 1 volunteer.”
“What a champ she has been,” Osman said.