Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) December 18, 2009
SentriLock, the fastest-growing and number-one rated provider of electronic lockbox systems for the residential real estate industry, today announced that it has designated the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as its holiday charity in lieu of a traditional holiday gift. SentriLock has made a donation to Toys for Tots charities in the U.S. and Canada (run by the Salvation Army) to equally represent all of its customers across North America.
Chris Ralstin, Senior Manager of Customer Relations, said, "We have already heard from our clients that they appreciate the donation in their names. We all thought, 'What better way to give back in the holiday season than to help provide joy to children in need?' Toys for Tots often provides the only presents some children will receive during the holidays. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to help complete the holiday experience for those who might not otherwise get it."
William J. Grein, Major, USMC (Ret), Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, said: "The Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday dreams of over 7.6 million underprivileged children in 2008. While that's a tremendous accomplishment, we're hoping to reach an even greater number of children in 2009." SentriLock is proud to aid the charity in its mission.
SentriLock clients concur. Barbara S. Murray, Executive Officer of the Mansfield (Ohio) Board of REALTORS®, said "Thanks for giving to Toys for Tots. My son-in-law is a Marine and always heads up the Toys for Tots drive at his base. My family members are huge fans."
Rick Wood, Assistant Executive Officer of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board in British Columbia, Canada, said: "Your donation to the Toys for Tots program in our name is very thoughtful and we appreciate it."
Ms. Murray added, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."
SentriLock, founded in 2003, is majority owned by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) and is the official lockbox solution of NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program. SentriLock has more than 210 REALTOR® Association clients using its REALTOR® Lockbox system representing over 250,000 agents. For additional information on the REALTOR® Lockbox system, contact SentriLock toll-free, +1 866-736-2322, or visit http://www.sentrilock.com or http://www.sentrilock.ca.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and 117 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. For more information visit http://www.salvationarmy.ca/.