East Rutherford, NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2014
Allied Building Products Corporation, true to its commitment of being a good neighbor, has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots to put smiles on children's faces this holiday season.
The objectives of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. Since 1947, Toys for Tots has distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children throughout the nation.
Beginning November 10th, all 28 Allied locations in the Great Lakes Region participated as Toys for Tots drop-off locations. Customers and employees were encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys through Saturday, December 12th. Exceeding all expectations, with the generous support of their preferred vendors GAF and VELUX Roof Windows and Skylights, employees and customers of Allied Building Products collected over 3800 toys during this time frame.
"The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve relies on the support of local businesses to carry out the mission of the Toys for Tots program. Allied Building Products' employees and customers from across the Great Lakes Region are excited for the opportunity to assist with this endeavor. As a father it’s a joy to see my children’s faces light up on Christmas morning as they unwrap their gifts. Through our partnership with Toys for Tots, Allied wants to ensure that every parent and child experiences that joy. This is a great project, and we are happy that we could partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign," said Steve Whitcomb, Regional Vice President, Allied Building Products.
About Allied Building Products
Allied Building Products Corporation is a wholesale distributor of exterior and interior building materials with over $2 billion in annual revenues. Allied services 31 states with residential and commercial; roofing, siding, windows, drywall, acoustical, metal framing, EIFS and solar products along with all related accessories. Allied is a division of Oldcastle, Inc., the North American holding company for CRH plc (NYSE: CRH).
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots, a 63 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books, and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence, and positive memories for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year, the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.4 million less-fortunate children. Since 1947, over 195 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit http://www.toysfortots.org.