“We are honored to provide our moving and storage logistical expertise to help collect toys that will bring smiles to many children during this holiday season,” said Phil Dvorak, managing partner of PODS Houston. “It is such a joy to be able to bring the spirit of the season to local families experiencing financial hardships.”
To help kick off the event, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, between 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., the public is encouraged to donate a new or gently-used toy at the PODS® container that will be in place at the HFD Station 37, located at 7026 Stella Link Road. Once the toy drive comes to an end in December, PODS will transport the donations to a warehouse to be sorted through, helping save the HFD thousands of dollars in moving and storage logistics. The toys will later be distributed at the giveaway event on Friday, Dec. 21 at the New Light Christian Center, located at 7317 E. Houston Road, beginning at 8 a.m.
“For many years, the Houston Fire Department has been collecting toys for Houston area underprivileged children,” said Thomas Munoz, assistant fire chief. “In 2011, we helped thousands of families have a brighter holiday but we could not have done it without the help of our community business partners. This year HFD will be working with PODS to maximize our manpower, time and travel as our liaisons pick up the toy donations at the fire stations. It is their continued support and tremendous generosity that helps make our toy drives so successful.”
PODS Houston is proud to partner with KPRC Local 2. For more information about the nonprofits PODS Houston serves, visit: http://www.pods.com/
About PODS Houston
PODS Houston is one of the largest independently-
Each year, PODS Houston donates moving and storage solutions for over 20 Houston-area charities in support of their contributions to the community. The Salvation Army, Houston Arts Alliance, the YMCA and Toys for Tots are among the many organizations PODS Houston partners with annually.
Founded in 1998, the PODS network currently provides moving and storage services to more than 250 million consumers in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2 million deliveries and has more than 145,000 PODS® containers in service.
PODS® secure containers are made in the U.S.A. and are constructed of a steel frame and specially designed marine-grade aluminum skin panels. The roofs are a translucent durable polymer material that allows ambient light to pass through – illuminating the inside for easy loading. Our weather-resistant containers also have a lockable steel roll-up door and have been tested to withstand winds of 110-mph when partially loaded.