Toys for Tots: Christmas 2011

How our customers help the community

by Joe

As a local business, we feel it is our duty to give back to the community. Since the holiday season is upon us, there is no better opportunity to do just that. I feel proud and humbled to be a part of the Toys for Tots campaign.

Every year the United States Marine Corps Reserves collect new and unwrapped toys to give to needy children all across the community. This program “delivers, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.”

As the Manager of the Amazing Spaces Spring/Champions property, I can definitely see the community stepping up and donating what they can for this program. A lot of customers will see the “Toys for Tots” posters go up in our location and whole-heartedly bring in a toy the next time they stop by. Every little bit helps. Our customers have such big hearts that many of them will bring in multiple toys. One of our regular customers, who always donates a few toys each year, told us that whenever she’s out shopping, she picks up a toy to add to her regular shopping list. It’s as simple as that. Each toy goes to a needy child who otherwise would probably not be receiving anything for the holidays.

Some of our other tenants use their own holiday parties as a great way to collect more toys. Just the other day, a tenant came in with 5 bags of toys that she collected at her Garden Club Christmas party. She said that all of her fellow Garden Club members LOVE helping out the Toys for Tots program.

With the Holiday Season here, I can’t help but think of those in need. We have been very blessed and are very honored to be a part of such a helpful campaign. Thanks again. Can’t wait till next year!

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