We here at Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency are so proud and touched by the employees, clients and public who helped us donate 320 toys in just 9 days to The Marine's Toys For Tots Foundation.
Though it seemed like a huge feat to get anything substantial together in such a short amount of time, we felt the cause was worth the effort. (To read about why Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency got involved with the Toys For Tots drive, please click HERE.)
We knew we had made the right decision when one of our first donations came from an elderly couple from Milford NH who unloaded several bags of toys from an older car in need of repair. They quietly handed us the toys with a shaking hand and a joyful tear in their eye.
Another memorable donation came from a Wilton New Hampshire woman who came in and said that she had been unemployed for the last six months, but just got a job. She said that her first paycheck would go to help others as she knew how hard it could be this time of year.
Donations continued to come in both large and small but one thing that was consistent was the effort and enthusiasm behind each gift.
Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency president, Lyle Fulkerson, stated that the toy-drive was a huge success and exceeded expectations. "We are so proud of our employees, clients, friends, neighbors and the local communities for their overwhelming response to our call for help. Thank you to everyone who contributed."
The "sleigh" of gifts were packed-up by agency staff and delivered to the Toys For Tots warehouse in Manchester NH on December 19th.
Though the 2011 Toys-For-Tots drive is over for this year, look for us posting information about a 2012 drive sometime in October. If we gathered 320 toys in just 9 days, imagine what we could do with 90 days!