Community donation drive brings joys and toys to San Diego military children, May 19

PODS of San Diego & KSON radio co-host final toy collection in Mission Valley to benefit ‘Christmas You Missed’
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May 10, 2012 - PRLog -- (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) – On Saturday, May 19, Santa Claus will get a helping hand when PODS of San Diego ( teams up once again with KSON ( radio to host the final toy collection event to benefit San Diego families who missed the 2011 holiday season due to the deployment of their loved ones.

From 2 – 5 p.m., PODS® containers will be placed at the Rubio’s Mission Valley restaurant, located at 2075-A Camino De La Reina. The public is encouraged to stop by and help fill them with donated toys that will then be distributed by the San Diego Armed Services YMCA ( (ASYMCA) at their sixth annual “Christmas You Missed" celebration on June 25, 2012.

At the first toy drive on April 21st, 45 toys were collected and event organizers are challenging the community to help them triple that number at the next event scheduled for May 19.

Each year, the ASYMCA invites over 500 San Diego service members and their families who missed the holidays to a popular Christmas recreation event.

“We are extremely excited to be working with PODS again to help collect toys for the children of our military families,” said Corey Arkush, director of ASYMCA. “Our first toy drive was a huge success and we are hoping our second one will be even bigger. It’s an amazing feeling to see the community come together to help out those in uniform who fought so hard for our country.”

For more information about “The Christmas You Missed,” go to or, visit San Diego ASYMCA Christmas You Missed (


Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 360,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.9 million deliveries and has nearly 144,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110- mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit or call 800-776-7637.

We Make Military Life Easier.  The San Diego Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) was established in 1920 with the mission of Making Military Life Easier®.  Today, the ASYMCA is the oldest and largest non-profit social services organization in San Diego solely devoted to helping military personnel and their families by providing free programs and services that help strengthen young families as they learn to cope with the unique challenges of military life.  The San Diego Armed Services YMCA is a branch of the Armed Services YMCA of the USA.

The San Diego ASYMCA strives to make military life easier through programs for active duty personnel, military families, and wounded, injured, and ill service members.  The non-profit San Diego Armed Services YMCA has made military life easier for the San Diego Military with free programs promoting family bonding, social networking and youth enrichment.


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