Pep Boys has announced it is now a national sponsor of Toys for Tots, the program run by U.S. Marines which gives gifts to less fortunate children. Starting Nov. 4, Toys for Tots donation bins will be in service waiting areas of Pep Boys locations throughout the country where customers can donate new, unwrapped toys. Pep Boys corporate offices and distribution centers will also have bins so the company’s 22,000 employees can also participate.
“Pep Boys has long been a part of our local communities and a supporter of our nation’s military. As a national service network, a partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Program was a perfect fit to contribute to the community and bring joy to children during the holiday season,” said Brian Kaner, CEO-Service. “We know our employees, customers, and neighbors will give generously to this much-loved tradition, and we’re looking forward to helping to make the holidays happy for children in need.”
As a corporate sponsor, Pep Boys has committed a $25,000 donation and, over the next two months, employees will work with dedicated U.S. Marines and Toys for Tots volunteers in their areas to collect and distribute toys. Pep Boys teams will be holding local donation drives and events, including car shows and cruise-ins where admission will include a Toys for Tots donation.