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Kum & Go donates $240K to Toys for Tots

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LITTLE ROCK (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.

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

"In addition, we raised $10,000 by asking our customers to check-in to our stores through the popular social app, Foursquare," Miller said.  "And, our customers 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 so proud to help provide holiday joy for even more children this year."

Toys for Tots distributed 15.6 million toys, books and gifts in 2011 to 7.2 million underprivileged children. Nearly 22 percent of American children live below the poverty line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.