Long & Foster Real Estate, the No. 1 family-owned residential real estate company in the United States, has announced that its Kent Island office will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in its Toys for Tots campaign this year. The office launched its toy drive for Toys for Tots on Nov. 15. Toys may be dropped off Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday between noon and 3:30 p.m. at Long & Foster’s Kent Island office, located at 202 Thompson Creek Mall, Stevensville, MD 21666. All donations must be made before Dec. 18.
“Our team is thrilled to contribute to the Toys for Tots initiative and give our neighbors a convenient location to make their donations,” said Elinor Warring, manager of the Kent Island office. “It’s wonderful to know that simply by collecting toys throughout the holiday season, we can help ensure that less fortunate children in our area receive some holiday cheer this year.”
Long & Foster offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive. This year marks the company’s 25th 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, Va., will also participate in the annual holiday campaign.
“Giving back to the various communities in which we live and work is a top priority for our Long & Foster family, and that’s why we participate in the Toys for Tots drive year after year,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating 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 footprint each year.
For information on this year’s Toys for Tots Campaign, call the Kent Island office at 410-643-2244 or visit www.toysfortots.org.