So we’ve made it to day 4 of our 12 Days of Giving and are highlighting a business that is very special to the Valley, National Raisin Company. Owners, Bedrosian, Abdulian and Asmar families organized a fundraiser at their company to support the Fresno Toys For Tots drive. The owners are giving all of their employees incentive to give back. For each toy donated by a staff member, their name is entered in a drawing that will be held at their annual Christmas party. Typically, National Raisin Company collects over 3 full boxes of toys and bikes. This year, they want to help do even more for this cause. Since their facilities can’t have non-employees visitor, they are encouraging everyone to donate to the various Toys For Tots drives around town.
To learn more about how you can get involved or to find a drop of location contact: Jessica Montano at TOYS FOR TOTS 559-797-1856
To connect with National Raisin Company call: Davina R. Merkow (559) 834-5981 Ext. 112
We were able to take a field trip to their company today and dropped of big bag of toys! Will you match our contribution?
Here is more about the cause:
MISSION: The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.
GOAL: The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. – to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the Foundation are the same as those of the overall Toys for Tots program: i.e. – to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; an to contribute to improving communities in the future.