Toys for Tots

The Patrick Shifflett Foundation

Toys for Tots


Patrick loved helping his family decorate the Christmas tree every year. His height and strength made him very handy at tackling the job. But as the Shifflett family found themselves approaching their first Christmas with Patrick gone, they struggled to celebrate the season without their son and brother. In December 2016, the Shifflett family, in the spirit of the season, chose to donate to Toys for Tots on behalf of the Patrick Shifflett Foundation. At an event coordinated by Clarksburg Baseball Inc., Walter, Lily, Jamie, Steven and Nick Shifflett presented the check to a representative from the Marine Corps Reserve. Due to the large donation, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve recognized the Foundation with a Commander’s Award for outstanding achievement in support of the 2016 Toys for Tots Program. Toys for Tots helps to fulfill the Christmas dreams of our nation’s neediest children. That goal is at the heart of The Patrick Shifflett Foundation and the Shifflett family will continue to work to help as many people as they can in Patrick’s name.

With another donation in December 2017 (pictured below), the Patrick Shifflett Foundation has chosen to make this an annual event.

Additionally, during the 2017 holiday season, Corinne Shifflett (cousin of Patrick) partnered with The Patrick Shifflett Foundation, Girl Scouts of Clarksburg, and New Dawn Fitness to collect toys and cash donations for the Toys-for-Tots charity. The plan called for a toy drive via the Girl Scouts and New Dawn Fitness – then The Foundation provided matching funds for the value of the toys collected. The effort was extremely successful, raising just over $5,500 in toys and monetary gifts.