Lake Norman Hosting “Fill the Boat with Love” this Holiday Season


Lake Norman is hosting a “Fill the Boat with Love” holiday toy drive to benefit the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

“The Fill the Boat campaign promotes giving back to the community here in the Lake Norman area. We have had a successful year and want to give back to others in the community that may not have been as fortunate. While needs are high all year long, the holiday season is a great time to show kids and families that you care,” said Andy Tilton, General Manager of Lake Norman’s MarineMax.

Through Saturday, December 12, community members can bring new, unwrapped toys to Lake Norman boats to contribute to a great cause and help make a child’s holiday season even brighter. Donations will go to the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots annual gift drive. Typical items needed for family donations include gift cards to Walmart, Target, and local restaurants. For infants, 0-12 months, bouncy seats, developmental learning toys, and activity centers are great gift options. Gifts for both teen girls and boys include headphones, sunglasses, portable chargers, hats, backpacks, perfume or cologne, makeup or cosmetic bags, journals, and tumblers or water bottles. Help “Fill the Boat” this holiday season by donating to a family or child in need.

The boats will be located at 9209 Westmoreland Road in Cornelius, North Carolina. Every donation to the Toys for Tots drive will receive one entry to a raffle.

Visit the MarineMax website for more details or contact Diana De Carvalho, Marketing Coordinator, at