MIDDLEBURY, CT -- Starion Energy, Inc. employees collected Legos, cars & trucks, stuffed animals, dolls, art supplies, educational games,
sports equipment, board games, books, clothes and more during their annual toy drive. This year's toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots ran from Thanksgiving through Dec. 18.
This is the fourth year Starion Energy, Inc. has donated to
the national charity. "The company response to the toy drive was just tremendous," said Customer Support Representative Wendy Draskovic. "I hope the kids will be very happy to see what we’ve brought them this year!"
Toys for Tots is managed by the United States Marine Corps
Reserve and headquartered in New Orleans. For 54 years, it has been collecting
toys to distribute to children whose parents and caregivers cannot afford
Originally, the charity encouraged people to give lightly
used gifts to the less fortunate. It now serves all 50 states, and anyone can
organize a collection of new, packaged toys to donate. Only new toys are
accepted due to both health and safety concerns and the desire to make children
feel that they are deserving of new toys. Donations are typically accepted
between October and mid or late December.
Draskovic said that working with Toys for Tots is just one
of the ways the company tries to be positively involved in its community. "We
always want to be a part of our community," she said, "but especially around
the holidays. This should be a time of joy for everyone."
Draskovic also shared that the company was proud of its
employees for pulling together to achieve a common goal in such a short amount
"We feel that it is our responsibility to make sure kids in
Connecticut have a wonderful holiday season this year," she said. "When those
who are less fortunate are struggling to provide toys for their kids, we want
to do everything we can to help."
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