Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent residential real estate brand, has announced that its Gainesville office will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in its Toys for Tots campaign this year. The office will launch its toy drive for Toys for Tots on November 12. Toys may be dropped off at the Gainesville office, located at 7526 Limestone Drive, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. before December 14.
“We’re excited to once again take part in Toys for Tots—a fun and important cause—and provide our neighbors a convenient location to drop off donations,” said Zhanneta Nekrich, manager of the Gainesville office. “It’s great to know that by collecting toys throughout the holiday season, we can help make sure children in our area who are less fortunate have a more cheerful holiday.”
Long & Foster offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive. This year marks the company’s 28th year participating in the holiday collection campaign. Between now and mid-December, each of Long & Foster’s more than 200 offices throughout seven states and the District of Columbia will accept toy donations. Long & Foster employees at the company’s home office in Chantilly, Virginia, will also participate in the annual holiday campaign.
“Giving back to the many communities in which we live and work is important to our Long & Foster family, which is why we participate in the Toys for Tots drive year after year,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, chief executive officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “The U.S. Marines have built a tremendous program with Toys for Tots, and our employees, agents and their clients appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to share the holiday spirit with children who might not receive anything otherwise.”
Once the toys are collected and presented to the U.S. Marines, they are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to the neediest children throughout the community. Started by the U.S. Marines in 1947, the Toys for Tots campaign is an annual toy collecting drive that now reaches throughout 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Toys for Tots has distributed millions of toys to millions of children over the years, and Long & Foster contributes to this effort by collecting thousands of new toys throughout the company’s Mid-Atlantic market area each year.
For information on this year’s Toys for Tots Campaign, call the Gainesville office at 571-261-1400 or visit toysfortots.org.