PODS partnership with Toys for Tots a holiday success for children throughout the U.S.
A leading moving and storage company donates more than $100,000 worth of containers to Toys for Tots to serve as collection points for annual toy drive
(Clearwater, Fla.) PODS Enterprises, Inc. and its first ever national charity collaboration with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation proved to be a great success, providing over 170 PODS® containers to support the organization’s annual holiday toy drive across the United States.
The annual Toys for Tots program, which runs from Oct. – Dec., collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them as Christmas gifts for children in need throughout communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The objectives of Toys for Tots is to help children in need experience the joy of Christmas, to nurture the development of children, to unite members of local communities in a common cause and to contribute to the future betterment of communities. In the 63 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children.
“Our local PODS franchise owners and corporate stores were happy to have assisted Toys for Tots this holiday season,” said George Spowart, PODS vice president of marketing. “We’re looking forward to providing Toys for Tots with secure on-site and off-site storage again next holiday season.”
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 240 million consumers, in 48 U.S. states, Canada and Australia through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 250,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded one million deliveries and has nearly 140,000 PODS containers in service.
PODS secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 8-by-7-by-7 feet, 8-by-8-by-12 feet and 8-by-8-by-16 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots, a 63 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.4 million less fortunate children. Since 1947 over 195 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
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