Long & Foster Real Estate was once again a proud supporter of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in its Toys for Tots campaign this year. Annually, Long & Foster has been the single largest contributor to the Toys for Tots Campaign of the Greater Richmond area. The Richmond region launched its toy drive for Toys for Tots on November 12th. Collections were accepted at all Long & Foster offices in the region through December 18th.
According to the Toys for Tots campaign headquarters, Long & Foster’s Richmond office increased their overall toy collection this year by 42 percent by collecting 500 more toys than in 2017.
“The Toys for Tots initiative is always a fun, important cause and we’re excited to once again take part while providing our neighbors a convenient location to drop of donations,” said Brian Haug, senior vice president of Long & Foster’s Southern Virginia Region. “It’s great to know that by collecting toys throughout the holiday season, we can help make sure children who are less fortunate in our area have a more cheerful holiday.”
Long & Foster’s more than 200 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region participate in the Toys for Tots donation drive. This year marks the company’s 28th year participating in the holiday collection campaign. During the campaign, each of Long & Foster’s more than 200 offices as well as employees at the company’s home office in Chantilly, Virginia, 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.
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