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PODS franchisees join together to donate to Toys for Tots of Boston

PODS Enterprises are coming together to help Toys for Tots in Boston after a terrible incident happened over the weekend, toys were stolen from the container that we suppose to be delivered to the children, see how you can help make sure these children have a Merry Christmas.

(Clearwater, Fla.) – PODS Enterprises, Inc. and its franchise network have come together to provide cash donations to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots in Boston after thieves broke into a container on Dec. 18 that was stored on-site at a Toys for Tots location.

“Any theft is a violation but stealing toys that were intended for underprivileged children is particularly offensive,” said George Spowart, PODS vice president of marketing. “This unfortunate situation has given an opportunity to the Boston community, as they so often do, to rally behind a cause. We are proud that our Boston franchise and other PODS´ franchisees have rallied by donating additional containers as well as money and presents to try to right this wrong.”

This holiday season PODS franchisees and corporate-owned locations across the U.S. have donated more than 150 containers to serve as collection points for the Toys for Tots program. The first wave of donated PODS containers was delivered in early October 2010.

“It´s heartwarming to have so many of our fellow PODS franchisees from across the country pitch in and add to our $1,000 donation to help jump-start the collection process,” said Tim Greene, manager of the PODS franchise in Boston. “Toys for Tots has been a big part of our annual giving back to the community program and we are happy to help out in any way we can.”

“We are terribly disappointed this happened but are thrilled with the response of the Boston community and PODS,” said Bill Grein, USMC Toys for Tots Foundation vice president of marketing and a retired U.S. Marine. “This kind of community involvement is exactly why we developed a relationship with PODS.”

The objectives of the annual Toys for Tots drive are to help children in need experience the joy of Christmas, to nurture the development of children, to unite members of local communities in a common cause and to contribute to the future betterment of communities. In the 63 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the U.S. Marine Corps has distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children.

PODS interview contacts:

PODS of Boston

Tim Greene, franchise owner-operator

Mike Greene, franchise owner-operator

(407) 948-5390



Media content provided by: Consortium Media Services

Thank you for taking the time to read this, we will continue to help make sure kids have a Merry Christmas, and wishing all of you a Merry Christmas from PODS.

December 23, 2010 - Posted by | Moving | , ,

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