The holiday season is here and Murphy Insurance Agency is pitching in to help kids by sponsoring a Toys for Tots Drive at its seven (7) locations in Bolton, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Marlborough, Mendon and Medway. The Agency is reaching out to the community to support families in need.
“Because we talk with so many people on a daily basis, we’re very aware of the increased number of families facing financial challenges this year,” said Dennis F. Murphy, Jr., CEO of D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency. “By organizing this toy drive and being a drop-off spot, we hope to ensure happier holidays for children in need and their families.” Murphy served in the Marines himself, which adds an extra personal element to the agency’s drive.
This is the 63rd year that the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has been in action. According to Michael Murphy, “Our staff is excited about this effort and is already bringing in toys, but the generosity of our customers and the larger communities will be essential to making this drive a major success. There are so many families this year who need help, and we hope with our public effort that together we can make a big difference.”
To help increase public awareness, the Agency is promoting the drive in conjunction with its holiday music sponsorship on 105.7 WROR with hopes of generating awareness and a large response. While you’re at the agency making your donation, enter to win a night out courtesy of WROR 105.7. The night includes dinner at a Boston restaurant and tickets to see the Radio City Rockettes! Visit dfmurphy.com/WRORcontest for Official Rules.
Toys are needed for children ages newborn to 18 years. Donations should be new, un-wrapped toys and can be made at 50 Main Street, Hudson or all Murphy Insurance offices in the Toys for Tots drop off box. To locate the nearest Murphy Insurance office and for Toys for Tots gift guidelines visit www.dfmurphy.com/toys or call 978-567-4650. Deadline for donations is December 15th.
About Murphy Insurance Agency
Murphy Insurance Agency is an independent, family owned insurance agency headquartered in Hudson, Massachusetts with additional offices in Bolton, Groton, Harvard, Marlborough, Mendon and Medway. Established in 1937, the agency helps individuals, families and businesses protect their “whole life” with a full range of personal, business and financial insurance solutions. Of approximately 2,100 agencies in Massachusetts, Murphy Insurance is one of only 28 to have received the Five Star Agency Designation by the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents recognizing excellence.
About Toys for Tots
Started in 1947, the Toys for Tots program is the U.S. Marine Corps’ premier community action program, one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes and the only endeavor within the Department of Defense that reaches outside the military to give something back to the communities from which the nation draws the young men and women who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Its mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.