This holiday season, F&P is once again partnering with the Baltimore Claims Association and participating in Toys for Tots. The program was started in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks when his wife wanted to donate a doll to a child during the holiday season and discovered there were no existing groups or organizations able to assist. The mission of the program “is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.” Last year, Toys for Tots distributed more than 18 million toys to 7 million children throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
We are accepting voluntary donations until December 5. The drop boxes are located in the reception area on the 6th floor. Please see below for guidelines regarding donations:
- All toys should be brand new and unwrapped.
- Toys for Tots does not accept realistic looking weapons, gifts with food or stuffed animals. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
- Suggested items for pre-teen/teen groups include: (If this is the category you wish to donate to) sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
Giving back to the community is a core value at F&P, and we are proud to participate in this endeavor.
If you would like more information about Toys for Tots and its mission, please visit www.ToysforTots.org.
Visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page to learn more about the organizations and programs F&P supports.