Wednesday, 24 November 2010 16:45

Sun Devil Auto Kicks Off Third Annual Toys For Tots Drive Throughout Arizona, Nevada, and Texas

On Monday, November 1, Deb Hughes, Sun Devil Auto Toys for Tots team leader, began rallying employees and vendors to donate money, gifts & toys for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program again this year. On December 1, collection bins will be placed inside each of the 21 Sun Devil Auto valley locations. The team expects to collect much more for the charity and will promote this campaign through December 15th.

Last holiday season Sun Devil Auto, an Arizona auto-repair company, delivered a dozen bicycles and many more dozens of toys for needy valley children to the Arizona US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. This year they expect to deliver even more through additional in-store special events and cross-promotion focusing on their charity work.

When asked why she got involved with Toys for Tots, Ms. Hughes replied, “Because this is what the holidays are all about. Every child should wake up on Christmas morning to the surprise that Santa did visit and he brought something special - just for them!”

Throughout the year families and churches make a list. They ask for certain things that their children need (and want). The US Marine Corps Reserve collects all kinds of toys and delivers them to these churches before the Christmas holiday. Sun Devil Auto is proud to be part of this effort will continue to be a supporter of various children’s charities throughout the year.

Over the 60 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 332.5 million toys to 158.7 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. Over its 14 year life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 55.5 million toys valued at more than $284 million; plus has provided promotion and support materials valued at over $3.2 million.

About Sun Devil Auto: Sun Devil Auto is an Arizona-grown, family-owned and operated auto-repair company. Established in 1978, the company has successfully established an Arizona presence with 21 locations and recently has expanded into the NV and TX markets.