‘Tis the Season to Join the #FlyingCorkNiceList!

Flying Cork participated in the Toys for Tots drive for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To keep in the holiday spirit, and, more importantly, to share it with those less fortunate than we are, Flying Cork has started our very own Toys for Tots toy drive challenge!

Starting today and running through Monday, December 8, we’ll be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

But there’s a slight twist. The Flying Cork team kicked off the toy drive today by donating our toys and taking our places on the nice list. Now, we’re turning to Facebook and challenging our family and friends to make a donation!

The principle is similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge from the summer, but we’re not asking anyone to get wet in the frigid November and December temps. When you’re challenged, simply send a new, unwrapped toy to the Flying Cork office. Then it’s your turn to challenge two people to follow (Santa) suit and get on the Flying Cork nice list.

The way we figure it is if each of us challenges three people, and each of them completes it and challenges three additional people, by the end of the 20-day challenge, we’ll have roughly 34 billion toys stuffing every corner of Pittsburgh (trust us, the math holds up, see below). It’s a lofty goal (only 7.12 billion people live on Earth), so we’ll start with a nice, even 1,000 toys. And remember, you don’t have to be challenged to join in!


During the holiday season, the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive collects new toys in October, November, and December. The presents that are collected are then distributed to less fortunate children throughout the United States.

We can’t thank you all enough for your help, and happy holidays from everyone here at Flying Cork!