The Nilfisk CFM office here in Malvern, PA always marks the Holiday Season with an annual Toys for Tots fundraiser that over the last 8 years has provided close to 400 toys for underprivileged children. But this year, we’re kicking it up a notch.
Each November, Brenda Lawhorne, Operations Manager and fundraiser organizer, asks the office to either donate a new toy or give $10 towards the purchase of a new toy. In exchange for our good deed, we get to wear jeans 2 times a week, a.k.a. Jeans for Tots. While Jeans for Tots is still on the agenda this year, Brenda (with the help of Janet Pietsch, Customer Service Manager) got creative and came up with Lunch for Tots and Goodies for Tots!
Lunch for Tots: Employees will be able to purchase homemade lunch on November 3rd and 17th. All proceeds will go to Toys for Tots!
Goodies for Tots: A bake sale will be held in December, date TBD. Yum!
In the past, we normally raise about $200 for the cause, but this year’s goal is $600..triple that! The Toys for Tots events have created a buzz around the office, and as of today, we’re well on our way to reach the goal! We’ll keep you updated!
About Toys for Tots
Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday season. In 2006, Toys for Tots delivered more than 19.2 million toys to over 7.6 million children.