Moving and storage leader provides containers to collect toys for children in need
Online PR News – 28-November-2013 – Clearwater, FL – PODS® Enterprises, Inc., and its network of franchises in 46 states will support the US Marine Toys for Tots this year, will donate portable storage containers to support the annual holiday toy drive.
“Our local PODS franchise owners and corporate stores are very excited to be working hand-in-hand with Toys for Tots this holiday season,” said George Spowart, PODS Chief Marketing Officer . “Our large network of U.S. locations really enjoy giving back to the communities they serve and stand ready to provide PODS containers to the Toys for Tots program.”
From now through December, Toys for Tots will collect new, unwrapped toys and then distribute them as Christmas gifts to children in need. Toys for Tots campaigns are conducted in communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Toys for Tots drive helps children in need experience the joy of the holidays, nurtures the development of children, unites community members and contributes to the betterment of those 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.
"We were very pleased to have PODS back as a key national corporate sponsor," said retired Marine Maj. Bill Grein, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "With their generous support, we are able to save tens of thousands of dollars, which will enable us to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who might otherwise have been forgotten."
PODS containers will be used to store donated toys at Toys for Tots collection points across the U.S. and PODS will provide transportation of the donated toys to local Toys for Tots distribution centers.
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS was an innovative pioneer in the moving and storage industry. PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is the official charity of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In October, November and December of each year, the Marines collect new, unwrapped toys for children. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas with a new toy. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides fundraising and other support for the Toys for Tots Program.
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