Toys for Tots Drive Takes Off at StoresNovember 16th, 2015 by David Beran
4 Wheel Parts stores across the United States and Canada are staging Toys for Tots collections to aid less fortunate children. The drive runs through December 12 and the majority of 4 Wheel Parts’ 72 retail stores are enlisted to distribute unwrapped toys to kids with drop off displays inside their locations.
“So far, we have a drop off spot set up and there’s going to be a caravan on December 5 with local Jeep clubs dropping off more toys,” says Denver, Colorado 4 Wheel Parts Store Manager, Jeremy Huskey. “With Thanksgiving and Black Friday coming up, we anticipate the drive kicking into higher gear after that.”
The goal is to warm the hearts of kids with new toys or anything else they would enjoy receiving for the holidays. Participating stores are making it easy for customers to leave items at in-store drop off sites when they visit to shop for truck and Jeep accessories.
“I work with Robert Murray, a local Tucson guy who fixes Jeeps and takes the money to buy toys for less fortunate children,” says Ray Sommer, Tucson, Arizona 4 Wheel Parts Store Manager. “Robert is the driving force behind our Toys for Tots drive and he’s collecting toys that will be added to our regular drop off ones.”
4 Wheel Parts customers can donate toys like games, models and dolls and may contact their local store by calling or stopping by for more information on drop off deadlines. The Compton, California store is holding a special Christmas Car Crush Toy Drive on Saturday, December 12 that will feature a winch class and all day raffles.
In 1995, the U.S. Marine Corps established the Toys for Tots Foundation and a year later the program was expanded to cover all 50 states. During its 20-year existence, the Marine Toys for Tots Program has distributed nearly 500 million toys to over 230 million less fortunate children.
About the Author: David Beran
As a professional inkspiller living in Los Angeles, I’ve written in industries ranging from entertainment to employment to automotive. Terrain I cover includes off-road events and races, budget builds, custom mods, EVs and the latest innovations in aftermarket 4x4 parts. I’m always eager to learn about new trends in 4x4s and my motto is “go off-road or go home.” Google+ is the destination for my dispatches: https://plus.google.com/+DavidBeran/posts.