PODSÂ® Announces Partnership with Toys for Tots for Fifth Year and donations will help U.S. Marine Corp collect toys for children in 2014
Online PR News – 15-May-2014 – Clearwater, Fla. – (CLEARWATER, Fla.) â€“ Announcing a fifth year of working with the U.S. Marine Corps to spread holiday cheer, PODS Enterprises Inc.â€™s Chief Marketing Officer, George Spowart, said his company is committed to providing container services in support of the Toys for Tots drive during the 2014 holiday season. Spowart said the PODSÂ® family is enthusiastic about working again with Toys for Tots in their local communities to bring joy to underserved children. â€śIt is truly an honor to work with such a respected organization that has such a big impact on the lives of families in need,â€ť Spowart said.
PODS has provided containers to hold the gifts collected during holiday toy drives in each of the last four years. Most recently, 483 PODSÂ® containers were delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps toy drive across the United States--at an estimated value of $347,000. PODS made an additional donation to the cause by contributing one dollar for every 10 â€ślikesâ€ť it received on its Facebook page.
â€śWeâ€™re incredibly thankful for our relationship with PODS,â€ť says retired Marine Maj. Bill Grein, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. â€śWith their generous logistic support, we were able to save tens of thousands of dollars. They are an instrumental part of us being able to fulfill the Christmas dreams of over 6.7 million less fortunate children.â€ť
Since its inception 66 years ago, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program has distributed more than 469 million toys to children across the United States who might not otherwise receive anything during the holiday season.
About PODS Enterprises Inc.:
PODS is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customersâ€™ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 500,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 2 million deliveries and has more than 145,000 PODSÂ® containers in service.
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