Long & Foster Real Estate has announced that its Strawberry Street Sales office will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in its Toys for Tots campaign again this year. Toys may be dropped off at the Strawberry Street office, located at 409 Strawberry Street in Richmond, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monetary donations are also welcome. All donations must be made before December 11, when they will be delivered to the Marines for distribution.
“The Toys For Tots initiative is always fun for everyone who participates. I especially enjoy watching people deliver their gifts to the office; the look of joy on their faces is truly magical. This is an important cause, perhaps more this year with COVID than ever before. We’re excited to once again take part and to providing our neighbors a convenient location to drop off their gifts,” said John VanderSyde, manager of the Strawberry Street office. “It’s reassuring to collect toys throughout the holiday season for young people who truly benefit from this selfless generosity.”
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 Strawberry Street office at 804-340-0840 or visit www.toysfortots.org.