Local PODS® Announces Its Ninth Year Helping Toys for Tots Deliver Holiday Cheer to Children
Moving and storage leader provides containers to collect toys for children in Ventura County
By: Local PODS
"We're grateful to be entrusted by Toys for Tots with the storage and transport of these important donations," said Steve Yapp, owner of local PODS Moving and Storage. "Their program brings joy to thousands of children every holiday season, and we consider it an honor to be able to support their cause."
PODS' local efforts in Ventura County have been supporting PODS' national Toys for Tots programs since 2009. In the 71 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 548 million toys for 251 million less fortunate children across the United States.
"We are very pleased to welcome PODS back as a major national sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign," said retired Marine Colonel, Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "Every child deserves a little Christmas and with the generous support we receive from PODS, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of more children-in-
PODS will deliver their patented containers wherever they're needed, including radio stations, toy drives, and Marine bases, for the collection and storage of toys until toy distribution days. This year, Local PODS will have three containers out for collection until Dec.14 at the Salvation Army located at 1550 West Branch St. in Arroyo Grande and will distribute the toys Dec. 18-20.
About PODS Enterprises, LLC
PODS® offers moving and storage the way you need it done, with unlimited time, space, and control. When PODS invented portable storage in 1998, they introduced the world to a brand new, flexible way to move and store. Now an industry leader, PODS currently provides residential and commercial services in 47 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and the UK. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 900,000 long-distance moves, has nearly 4 million deliveries, and has over 200,000 PODS containers in service. To learn more, visit www.PODS.com.
About PODS Tri-Counties
Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Dedicated to the local community, Yapp's franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.
A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities. PODS® is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers' increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries and has more than 185,000 PODS containers in service.
For more information, go to: www.mylocalpods.com.
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. In October, November, and December of each year, the Marines collect new, unwrapped toys for children. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas with a new toy. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides fundraising and other support for the Toys for Tots Program.