The story behind this song is below video.

In 1988, 10 Million Clicks For Peace co-founder, Rick Beneteau, his great friend, music mentor and partner, Larry Thompson and another music friend, guitarist extraordinaire, Vic Bortolon wrote a song to support the the local Rockin’ For Toys toy drive in Windsor, Ontario. They gathered many of the top musicians and vocalists in town to record Children Are the Very Heart of Christmas in their studio. With public appearances, television interviews and telethon panel appearances this amazing group of talented and giving people made sure as many kids in this area as possible did not got without at least a single toy under the tree. About 13 years later Rick resurrected the song to use as the theme song for The Internet Toy Drive which he founded in 2001. The ITD was sponsored by NFL superstar Drew Bledsoe and raised a lot of money and awareness for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program for the next decade. Fast-forward to this holiday season and Rick and Larry have upgraded the song and donated the use of this brand new video to Toys for Tots to help them in their 2016 campaign. Kindly share this post link with everyone you know (in the U.S.) and help put a smile on the face of many, many children this Christmas morning:-)

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