For our eighth annual toy drive, benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, vCom stepped up its gifting game by inviting vCom kids to help purchase toys for donation. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys from October through December each year and distributes them to less fortunate children in order to spread the message of hope and help them become responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. It’s a mission we’re proud to support at vCom.
This year, we raised over $1800, a 40% increase over last years’ donations. Gary Storm, Vanessa Smith, and Kathleen Souza brought their kids and accompanied Katey Jenkins and Keshmi Prasad at the shopping spree at Toys R Us to add gifts to the collection under our tree in the office. Kevin Villa volunteered his car and time to help Katey deliver the toys.
Overall, we donated 239 toys (17% over last year’s count) to Toys for Tots. Thanks to the entire vCom team for participating and helping make sure that everybody had a great holiday season!