Local businesses team up to share “The Christmas You Missed” with San Diego military families

PODS of San Diego & KSON co-host toy collection events, April 21 & May 19

Online PR News – 06-April-2012 – San Diego, California – Santa Claus will get a helping hand from PODS® of San Diego when the local moving and storage company teams up with KSON radio to host two upcoming toy collection events to benefit San Diego families who missed the 2011 holiday season due to the deployment of their loved ones.

On two Saturdays, April 21 and May 19, from 2 – 5 p.m., PODS® containers will be placed at participating San Diego County Rubio’s restaurants. The public will be encouraged to stop by help fill them with donated toys that will then be distributed by the San Diego Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) at their sixth annual “Christmas You Missed" celebration on June 25, 2012.
On April 21, PODS will accept toy donations at the Rubio’s in Vista, 1711 University Drive, #110, and, on May 19, Rubio’s Mission Valley, 2075-A Camino De La Reina, will serve as the toy collection site.
Each year, the ASYMCA invites over 500 San Diego service members and their families who missed the holidays to a popular Christmas recreation event. “The Christmas You Missed” provides military families a belated chance to enjoy the magic of the holiday season at a festive party that includes food, music, presents, prizes and a visit from everyone’s favorite North Pole visitor.

“We are grateful to PODS for helping us to collect and distribute toys to the children of our military families,” said Corey Arkush, Director of Active Duty Programs at San Diego ASYMCA. “It is very gratifying when the local business community steps up and gives back to those in uniform who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

For more information about “The Christmas You Missed,” go to www.kson.com or, visit San Diego ASYMCA Christmas You Missed.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 360,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.9 million deliveries and has nearly 144,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110- mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

We Make Military Life Easier. The San Diego Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) was established in 1920 with the mission of Making Military Life Easier®. Today, the ASYMCA is the oldest and largest non-profit social services organization in San Diego solely devoted to helping military personnel and their families by providing free programs and services that help strengthen young families as they learn to cope with the unique challenges of military life. The San Diego Armed Services YMCA is a branch of the Armed Services YMCA of the USA.

The San Diego ASYMCA strives to make military life easier through programs for active duty personnel, military families, and wounded, injured, and ill service members. The non-profit San Diego Armed Services YMCA has made military life easier for the San Diego Military with free programs promoting family bonding, social networking and youth enrichment.