Melania Trump is festive in candy cane-striped outfit for 'Toys for Tots' event

Melania Trump is getting into the holiday spirit! 

The first lady kicked off her week with a visit to the Marine Toys for Tots in Washington, D.C., on Monday, where she spent time with children and volunteers sorting donated gifts for children in need.

“I see much of the spirit of America in the Marines Toys for Tots program,” Trump said, referring to the White House's Christmas theme this year

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US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to speak at the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump waves to families during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks to families during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) sits with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US First Lady Melania Trump speaks during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump meets with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump is given a drawing as she meets families during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump meets families during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump hands out 'Be Best' bags during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump draws with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump draws with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump draws with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks to a table to draw with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump draws with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump draws with children during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump hands out toys during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump hands out toys during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump hands out toys during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania trump speaks during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania trump speaks during the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to speak at the annual Marine Toys for Tots program hosted by the US Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC on December 9, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
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“Whether it’s a Christmas gift to a child in London, donating school supplies to children in Africa, assembling comfort kits for troops deployed overseas, or showing kindness to a stranger, your actions can forever change the lives of someone in need," she continued.

Dressed in a Gucci red striped skirt ($1980, but now sold out) and bright red boots, the 49-year-old met with military families and handed out "Be Best" gear to the volunteers.  

Following the event, the first lady took to Twitter to share photos of her day at the military base.

"For nearly seven decades @ToysForTots_USA and the @USMC  have been dedicated to ensuring that all children have a toy under the #Christmas tree. Today I was joined by military families to support this effort and spread holiday cheer within our community!" she wrote.

The Toys for Tots program has been run by the U.S. Marine Corps. since 1991. It was Melania's third year in a row participating in the holiday event. 

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: A military aide stands near Christmas decorations in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: A military Band plays Christmas music in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: The East Colonnade is decorated for Christmas at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: A small decorated Christmas tree stands in the middle of the Green Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: At 18 feet tall, the official White House Christmas is blossoming with handmade paper flowers that pays homage to the distinctive floral emblem of each state and territory, on display inside the Blue Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC.The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: The East Colonnade is decorated for Christmas at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: A small decorated Christmas Tree stands in the Red Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the East Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the East Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the East Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the East Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are see in the East Room at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A Christmas wreath is seen on the White House December 1, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Christmas decorations are on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House December 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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