PODS® of Houston and the Houston Fire Department collect more than 45,000 toys for toy drive
01/21/2015

For the 2014 Operation Stocking Stuffer toy drive, PODS of Houston helped spread the holiday cheer by donating the use of its safe and secure PODS containers.

Online PR News – 21-January-2015 – HOUSTON – For the 2014 Operation Stocking Stuffer toy drive, PODS of Houston helped spread the holiday cheer by donating the use of its safe and secure PODS containers. The nine PODS containers, which were placed throughout the Houston community to serve as collection points, saved the Houston Fire Department (HFD) thousands of dollars in moving and storage costs.

As a result, more than 45,000 were collected, serving 3,367 families in financial hardship over the holiday season.

“Everyone at PODS of Houston that we have worked with has been so great during this whole process,” said Paul Box with the Houston Fire Department Public Affairs Office. “I just can't put it into words how much it means to not only the Houston Fire Department but to the many children who were given a toy this holiday season.”

The toys were later transported to a warehouse where they were then distributed at the giveaway event to 15,000 children in need.

About PODS of Houston

PODS of Houston is one of the largest independently-owned franchises of PODS Enterprises in the country and is the leading provider of moving and storage services to residents and businesses throughout the greater Houston area. PODS Houston is locally owned and operated and began serving Houston-area residents in 2003.

Each year, PODS of Houston donates moving and storage solutions for numerous Houston-area charities in support of their contributions to the community. The Salvation Army, Houston Arts Alliance, and the YMCA are among the many organizations PODS of Houston partners with annually.

Founded in 1998, 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 150,000 PODS containers in service. For more information, go to http://www.pods.com/houston.aspx.