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A Season of Giving

December 23, 2013

Tis the season for giving to those we love and the ones in need. Do you remember as a little kid unwrapping a new, shiny toy?  Or the overwhelming excitement you felt the night before the first night of Hanukkah or Christmas Eve night? Every child deserves to feel that excitement, to experience the joy of finding a new toy just for him or her. We hope this holiday season, you will be in the spirit to give back to your communities and those children who are less fortunate.

The Toys for Tots organization is the Marine Corps’ premier community action program that raises money for toys to donate to less fortunate children around the country. While the program runs year round in over 700 communities across the country, most donations take place around the holidays. Members of the community are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys into collection boxes located in local businesses around the community.  Designated Toys for Tots coordinators collect the toys, sort the toys by age and gender, and store them.  At Christmas, Coordinators, and volunteers distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

Over the past 53 years, the U.S. Marines have distributed over 272,000,000 toys to 133,000,000 needy children throughout the nation.

Neal Communities has always placed a very strong emphasis on community. Throughout the year, our company dedicates time, money, and resources to give back to communities throughout Southwest Florida. This holiday season will be no exception to giving back to our communities to help those in need and make this a great place to live, work, and raise families. Neal Communities is participating in Toys for Tots. We recently had to get another box because the first one Toys for Tots provided was overflowing with gifts. Not a bad problem to have by any means! Something unique about our commitment to this organization is Neal Communities committed to donating bikes for their donation. At this time, over 100 toys have been donated and at least 17 bikes. It’s exciting to think of the number of smiles these gifts will create for children in our community!

Stay up-to-date on our Toys for Tots progress by following us on Facebook.

For more information about the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program you can visit the website at http://www.toysfortots.org/.

Donate to the cause on the organization’s website by clicking here.

Happy Holidays from Neal Communities!


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