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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Help Spearhead Toys 4 Puerto Rico Drive

The ''Hamilton'' creator partners with Toys"R"Us, Telemundo, Hispanic Federation, and R.Evolución Latina.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to help spearhead Toys 4 Puerto Rico drive.
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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Toys"R"Us, Telemundo, Hispanic Federation, and R.Evolución Latina are partnering to bring toys to the thousands of children affected by Hurricane Maria this Three Kings Day (January 6) with the launch of Toys 4 Puerto Rico. The drive aims to send 10,000 toys to children throughout the island and begins today with donations accepted until January 2.

Supporters can visit here to give a gift of $5, $10, and $20 that will be used to purchase from a suggested list of toys featured on the website. Hispanic Federation and partner organization R.Evolución Latina will handle the distribution of the purchased items. On Three Kings Day the donated toys will be distributed to towns throughout the island at local celebrations.

"One of the greatest and most indescribable pleasures I remembered as a kid was receiving a gift during Three Kings Day, a celebration we all keep in my family," said Lin-Manuel Miranda in a statement. "This holiday season in Puerto Rico, so many kids could go without gifts for Three Kings Day and that is truly heartbreaking. If there is anything the last three months have taught us, is that the spirit of generosity and unselfish humanity is alive and well in our country."

Since September 20, when Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and devastated the island, Hispanic Federation and Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family have worked together to raise money and awareness for the 3.5 million American citizens whose lives were upended and changed forever.

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