Orlando Couple Takes Wedding Guests on Target Run to Buy Gifts for Toys for Tots
One Orlando couple took the idea of a charity wedding registry to new heights when they gathered their wedding guests at a local Target to go shopping for Toys for Tots this past Saturday, as Orlando's WESH 2 originally reported.
Since Brad and Jessica Bond started dating seven years ago, they've made it a tradition to go shopping for the U.S. Marine-run program, Toys for Tots, so disadvantaged kids can enjoy some new Christmas gifts over the holidays. For their big day, the newlyweds gave all guests a $10 Target gift card, and all of their revelers joined them for a group shopping outing, with many inspired to spend more than the initial $10 offering.
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"So if we can make some kids smile on Christmas, didn't matter if it was one day, or a relationship, it was successful," the groom Brad Bond told WESH 2, reflecting on the couple's Target Toys for Tots run on their very first date, long before they would walk down the aisle as husband and wife. "I have the most amazing wife on the planet, so if we're able to give back a little bit and share our blessing with others, then what better can we do on our wedding day?"
Of course, weddings are about love and joy, but they're also about banding together as a community. Clearly, the Bonds have given us all some food for thought before we head to our next wedding ceremony, or tie the knot ourselves.
Watch the video segment on WESH 2 here.