PODS® of Tucson Announces Seventh Year Helping Toys for Tots
Moving and storage leader provides containers to collect toys for children at fire stations across Tucson
PODS of Tucson will once again support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation this year by donating their containers to store donated toys at collection points and by transporting the donations to local Toys for Tots distribution centers. In 2015, PODS provided an estimated $160,000 worth of services and over 250 containers to U.S. Marine Corps toy drives across the United States.
“We’re grateful to be entrusted by Toys for Tots with the storage and transport of these important donations,” said Mike Smith, Vice President of Operations for PODS of Tucson. “Their program brings joy to thousands of children every holiday season, and we consider it an honor to be able to support their cause.”
PODS’ local efforts in Tucson have been supporting PODS’ national Toys for Tots programs since 2009. In the 69 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 512 million toys for 237 million less fortunate children across the United States.
“We are very pleased to welcome PODS back for their seventh year as a major national sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel, Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Every child deserves a little Christmas and with the generous support we receive from PODS, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of more children-in-need who otherwise might have been forgotten.”
PODS will deliver their patented containers wherever they’re needed, including radio stations, toy drives, fire stations, and Marine bases, for the collection and storage of toys until toy distribution days. This year, PODS of Tucson will have containers out for toy collection at 4 local fire stations through Dec. 21.
· 300 S. Fire Central Pl, Tucson, AZ 85701
· 4902 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85712
· 6810 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85756
· 6275 E Eastland St, Tucson, Az 85711
About PODS Enterprises, LLC
PODS® is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODSpioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers’ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODSnetwork has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries and has more than 170,000 PODScontainers in service.
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 69 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. In October, November, and December of each year, the Marines collect new, unwrapped toys for children. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas with a new toy. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides fundraising and other support for the Toys for Tots Program.