WCCBI Issues Business-to-Business Challenge to Help Raise Money for Toys for Tots

37

WARREN, Pa. – The Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry has issued a challenge to its members in order to help local Toys for Tots reach one of its goals for 2022.

Warren Toys for Tots wants to purchase 10 bicycles for distribution this year and WCCBI is hoping its members can help Toys for Tots achieve that goal.

“In conjunction with the Warren County Christmas Parade/Walk, WCCBI is collecting monetary donations for Toys for Tots,” WCCBI said. “Donations will directly purchase bicycles for the 2022 Christmas distribution.”

The member business that donates the most money will get a free breakfast courtesy of WCCBI. The deadline to donate is Dec. 1. Monetary donations are being accepted at the WCCBI office via cash, check, or credit card.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation should contact Savannah Casey by phone at 814-723-3050 or via email at szimmerman@wccbi.org.

Through the process of obtaining, by a combination of toys purchased by the foundation and donated by businesses/individuals, and delivering toys the local Warren Toys for Tots coordinators were able to distribute 4,780 toys to 576 children in 2021.

“We have received incredible community support from both large and small businesses to individuals and families making direct monetary and/or toy donations,” Warren County Toys for Tots Coordinators Ryan and Amanda Wellner told the Times Observer in October. “Toys for Tots is one of those programs that every person can support and get behind because we can all agree that children deserve to have Christmas memories and gifts under the tree.”

The second, and final, round of sign-ups for 2022 Toys for Tots will be held Nov. 25 and 26 at the Marine Corps League, 2355 Jackson Avenue, from 1 – 5 p.m. The program is open to Warren County children up to 16 years old. A parent or guardian will need to register the child and must bring the child’s social security card, no copies, to sign up.

For more information about Warren County Toys for Tots, call 814-723-9413.