The Gainesville office of Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 real estate company as part of HomeServices of America, will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in its Toys for Tots campaign this year. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Gainesville office, located at 7526 Limestone Drive in Gainesville, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All donations must be made before Dec. 11.
“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, managing broker 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 and Northeast are participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive. This year marks the company’s 29th 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 Washington, D.C., 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, president and CEO 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 support them.”
Once the toys are collected and presented to the U.S. Marines, they are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to children in need throughout the community. Started by the U.S. Marines in 1947, the Toys for Tots annual toy 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 each year.
For information on this year’s Toys for Tots Campaign, call the Gainesville office at 571-261-1400 or visit www.toysfortots.org.