(PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Celebree Toy Drive In Full Swing – All 20 Centers in Central Maryland and Delaware Accepting Toy Donations
Bel Air, MD: Celebree Learning Centers, a leading provider of childcare in Maryland and Delaware, is pleased to announce that its annual toy drive is in full swing. Celebree has partnered again with WMAR-TV to sponsor the annual “It’s Kindertime Toy Drive.” The toy drive collects toys for Maryland families in need and for children of Maryland’s fallen firefighters and police officers. To date the drive has helped distribute more than 350,000 toys to area children.
Celebree Learning Centers founder Richard Huffman, a father of five, says there are several reasons Celebree finds the toy drive such a worthwhile cause.
“The main goal is certainly to help children who are in need,” Mr. Huffman said. “It’s a wonderful feeling to know that our staff, families and children are able to make the holidays a little more enjoyable for so many.”
Mr. Huffman explains that another goal of Celebree’s participation in the toy drive is to teach our children the importance of helping others.
“At our 20 childcare centers in Maryland and Delaware, we make the toy drive an integrated part of our educational based curriculum,” explained Mr. Huffman. “Children learn what it means to extend a helping hand to those in need – particularly to children who don’t always have the good fortune of others.”
The It’s Kindertime Toy Drive benefits needy and disadvantaged children through the help of charities including Kennedy Krieger, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, various social services agencies church groups and more.
Mr. Huffman and his teachers want to nurture a generation of socially engaged individuals.
“Even at a young age our students can learn that they can have a major impact on real people's lives,” Mr. Huffman said. “Children will have many other opportunities to give, beyond charitable organizations.”
Birthdays and winter holidays are obvious occasions. Smaller ones may include helping an elderly neighbor or visiting someone in the hospital.
“When children feel loved and learn to appreciate what they have, the next step is to share that love with others,” Mr. Huffman said. “When they do, parents can talk about how it makes them feel to have given and families can share the good feelings together.”
Getting Involved in the Celebree Kindertime Toy Drive
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any of the 20 Celebree Learning Centers locations in Central Maryland and Delaware. Celebree’s childcare centers are open weekdays to accept donations between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM. Donations are also being accepted at the WMAR studios located on 6400 York Road in Baltimore.
Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, December 19th. Our big distribution day will take place on Thursday, December 20th between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. as a caravan of emergency vehicles will leave the television station with sirens blaring, lights flashing and toys in tow.
About Celebree Learning Centers
At Celebree, our promise to our parents and children is to Protect, Educate and Nurture — from every aspect of your child’s daily experience. The goal of our program is to provide your child with a safe and nurturing learning environment that will benefit you, your child and our community. We understand both the concerns of parents and the needs of young children. Both are the foundation of our program. Learn more at Celebree at celebree.com. To schedule a tour please call 410-515-8750.