Freedom Credit Union collected donations of toys and cash at its branches throughout western Massachusetts in December in support of Western Mass Toys for Tots. A total of 450 new, unwrapped toys were collected during the first week of the campaign in time for holiday distribution, and $1,345 was raised in cash donations throughout the month.
“We wanted to make the holidays shine for children in our community, and our members and staff helped us do just that,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch. “We had fun ‘stuffing’ the van with toys at several branches. It was an honor to support such an incredible organization in its mission to spread joy.”
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing tangible signs of hope to disadvantaged children at Christmas. In addition to the toys, funds raised are used for things such as supplementing the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, defraying the costs of the campaigns, and providing promotional and support materials.
Western Mass Toys for Tots covers Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties.