Murphy Insurance Agency is
proud to be collecting toys for Toys for Tots this holiday season and reaching
out to the community for support to help kids and families in need.
Children are one of our
nation’s most valuable resources. Consequently, it’s a distressing reality that
approximately 13 million America
children live in poverty. Studies show that growing up in poverty can have an
adverse psychological impact on a child. Positive mentoring is one way to help
children in financially challenging situations to succeed in life, but not all
kids have access to formal programs.
This makes alternative efforts that demonstrate positive role models essential.
The Marines’ Toys for Toys program
is a form of passive mentoring that can help. The new toys distributed to
millions of children through Toys for Tots delivers a message of hope, and the
Marines, who deliver them are excellent role models.
“We know that most people want
to make a difference, but, with hectic lives, the challenge is figuring out how
to help.” said Wayne Texeira, Murphy Insurance Agency Marketing Director. “Toys
for Tots is a simple way for even the busiest person to get involved. By simply
donating a toy, you are helping children in our community and participating in
a nationwide effort. It’s an easy way to be a participator, not a spectator.”
Donations of new, unwrapped
toys are needed for children ages newborn to 12 years. Toys are especially
needed for the older children. “Our goal is to make it easy for people to
participate with seven convenient drop-off locations,” said Texeira. “Last
year, we collected over 700 toys through the generosity of our staff, customers
and the general public. We also were particularly excited to have several
organizations conduct mini-toy drives and use us as their drop-off point. We
encourage that again.”
“And, this year Murphy
Insurance is adding a new element to their drive by pledging to donate $1.00
for each new ‘Like’ that the Agency receives on its Facebook page by December
13th, up to $500,” he said. “All someone has to do is visit
www.facebook.com/murphyinsurance and ‘Like’ our page. We hope to get lots of
toys and ‘Likes’ to make it a very successful drive.”
Donations can be made at Murphy
Insurance location in Bolton, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Marlborough,
Mendon and Medway. For Toys for Tots gift guidelines and location directions.
visit dfmurphy.com/toys. Deadline for donations is December 12th.