Dec. 7, 2011
-- 'Tis the season of giving, and Team Auto Group has teamed up with the Salisbury Marine Corps League chapter of Toys for Tots. Last year the Salisbury chapter provided 3,200 children with toys on Christmas. This year they're hoping for even more.
On Saturday Team Auto Group's own Shelley Smith drove a red 2011 Camaro Convertible for Toys for Tots in the Cleveland Christmas Parade. Ms. Marine Corps League Queen Annika Allen, a student at Southeast Middle School, rode on top of the car while Toys for Tots Coordinator Ann Arbelaez threw out beanie babies and stuffed animals to children watching the parade.
In addition to being fortunate to drive Toys for Tots through the parade, Team Auto Group is collecting toys from employees and customers. We are hoping to collect 100 toys by next Saturday (Dec. 17). Those who donate will be entered to win one of three $20 VISA gift cards.
New, unwrapped toys are what Toys for Tots needs, and the particularly need toys for preteen girls, and also girls in general. We hope we can meet our goal of 100 toys, and hope you can help! If you donate, please stop by the receptionist desk to fill out a form with your name and phone number. We will draw the gift card winners Monday Dec. 19.
Team Auto Group's own Shelley Smith was fortunate enough to fill toy orders Tuesday night at the local Toys for Tots office and saw the extreme need for toys this year in Rowan County. Gifts for boys and girls ages 10-12 are especially needed.
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for photos and video of Rowan County Toys for Tots and Team Auto Group working together for the community.