64-Second Dash through Plano’s Crayola Experience Benefits Toys for Tots

Crayola and Marine Corp League of Collin County team up for Toys For Tots // photo courtesy Crayola

Black Friday week got a splash of color when three local kids joined forces with three Marines to kick off the holiday shopping and giving season with a Crayola Experience shopping spree benefiting disadvantaged children.

Seven-year-old Juliana Mercado-Baeza of Dallas, seven-year-old Nessia Webb of Plano and eight-year-old Jack Walch of Savannah had 64 seconds – a nod to Crayola’s iconic box of 64 colors – to race through the world’s largest selection of Crayola products. They were paired up with uniformed U.S. Marines from the Marine Corp League of Collin County whose arms served as “shopping bags.”

Marines from Marine Corp League of Collin County with Santa

Just prior to the start of the shopping spree, the teams walked through the store to strategize a plan of action. At the end of the 64-second dash, Juliana (paired with Marine Alisia Dunning), Nessia (paired with Marine Jason Gomez) and Jack (paired with Marine Trammel Davis) were able to keep whatever products their Marine partner was holding.

Crayola Experience, the family attraction with more than 25 hands-on activities at The Shops at Willow Bend, duplicated the kids’ collected items and donated that set to the Toys for Tots Collin County Chapter for this holiday season. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

The shopping spree is an annual tradition for the brand, which held the same event at all five Crayola Experience locations across the country. Juliana, Nessia and Jack were randomly selected for the “64 Seconds of Color” shopping spree after entering a raffle.


This information was provided as a press release. 

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