Long & Foster’s Bethany Beach office this week announced the launch of its annual toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots Campaign. Toys may be dropped off seven days a week at Long & Foster’s Bethany office located at 33298 Coastal Highway in South Bethany next to McDonald’s. All donations must be made prior to Dec. 15.
Long & Foster offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive. This year marks the company’s 20th year participating in the holiday collection campaign.
“We at Long & Foster are part of the community in which we operate, and we’re honored to have this opportunity to not only contribute to the Toys for Tots initiative, but to give our fellow community members a convenient location to make their donations,” said Dottie Wells, manager of the Bethany office. “We will collect all of the new, unwrapped toy donations throughout the holiday season and ensure that less fortunate children in our area are the recipients of some holiday cheer.”
Between now and Dec. 15, each of the company’s nearly 200 sales offices throughout seven states will accept donations for disadvantaged children, and Long & Foster employees at the company’s corporate headquarters in Chantilly, Va., will also participate in the annual holiday campaign.
“For 20 years, Long & Foster has committed to partnering with our sales associates, employees, customers and community members to make as big an impact as possible on the Marines’ Toys for Tots campaign,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer of the Long & Foster Companies. “The goal is a simple one but one we feel can make a lasting impact on the children in our communities.”
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program began with a single campaign in 1947. In 2009, Marines distributed gifts to 7.4 million children in 691 communities nationwide. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public, as well as support from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.