Moving and storage company will play Santa Claus by helping collect toys for Lexington children
(Lexington,KY) – Nov. 13, 2012–To help spread the holiday cheer to Lexington children, PODS Lexington a moving and storage company, has teamed up with Lexington Toys for Tots and S&S Tire to collect donated toys for Lexington children for the 61st annual Toys for Tots drive. PODS Lexington will donate several safe and secure PODS® containers at participating S&S Tire locations that will be used to transport the collected community toy donations to Lexington Toys for Tots.
From Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., the public is encouraged to make a donation by bringing a new, unwrapped toy and help fill the PODS® containers located at the following four S&S Tire locations:
- Eastland Shopping Center, 1213 Winchester Road, Lexington. 859-281-8540.
- Beaumont, 3070 Fieldstone Way, Lexington. 859-219-2081.
- Hamburg, 1512 Pleasant Ridge Dr., Lexington. 859-264-7400.
- Brannon Crossing, 500 E. Brannon Road, Nicholasville. 859-272-1440.
Anyone who drops off a toy receives 10 percent off Bridgestone Tires or services over $100.
“Last year, we helped collect 56,000 toys throughout 16 Kentucky counties for the Toys for Tots campaign and are hoping to collect even more this year,” said David and Ken Kocon, brothers and co-owners of PODS Lexington. “This is a great way for us and the community to step up and help support this great cause.”
Each year from Nov. – Dec., the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (http://toysfortots.org/), which is also the national charity of PODS Enterprises, Inc (http://www.pods.com/)., annually collects and distributes toys in communities where Marine Corps Reserve Units are located to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas.
“The demand for toys this year is higher with the continued financial hardships across the state of Kentucky,” said SSgt. C.J. Santimaw, Lexington Toys for Tots coordinator. “We thank PODS Lexington for supporting our community and helping us collect special holiday toy donations for our local children.”
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help children in need experience the joy of Christmas, to nurture the development of children, to unite members of local communities in a common cause and to contribute to the future betterment of communities. In the 63 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children.
About PODS Lexington
Opened in 2004, PODS Lexington is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and business in the Lexington Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
Owners, David and Ken Kocon, have over 35 years of combined business experience. PODS Lexington is a leading corporate citizen and the Kocons support their local community with donations of PODS® containers to charitable organizations and community events throughout the year.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2,000,000 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.
PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.
For more information or to schedule service, www.podslexington.com or call 800-776-7637.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots, a 65 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.4 million less fortunate children. Since 1947 over 195 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit http://www.toysfortots.org.
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