Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, is once again participating in the U.S. Marine Corps’s annual Toys for Tots program. 2016 marks the 24th year we’ve contributed to this important and worthwhile campaign. Over the years, Long & Foster offices across the Mid-Atlantic have collected thousands of toys.
“For more than two decades, Long & Foster and its affiliated businesses have remained committed to helping provide a better holiday season to children in need within our local communities,” said P. Wesley (Wes) Foster, Jr., chairman of The Long & Foster Companies. “We take great pride in being able to once again assist this worthy cause and to help give the needy children in our communities a happier holiday.”
All toys that are collected and presented to the U.S. Marines, are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to the neediest children in the community. Founded in 1947, the Toys for Tots campaign is an annual toy collecting drive that reaches all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In 2013, the Toys for Tots campaign distributed more than 16.8 million toys to nearly 7 million children.
“Giving back to the various communities in which we live and work is a top priority for all employees and real estate professionals within Long & Foster, and that’s why we participate in the Toys for Tots drive year after year,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve has built a tremendous program with Toys for Tots, and our employees, agents and their clients appreciate—and enjoy—the opportunity to share the holiday spirit with children who might not receive anything otherwise.”
Drop Off Location
Long & Foster Hanover
6150 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
For more information, and to find out how you can help, please visit www.toysfortots.org.