January 4, 2018

Giving Back to Toys for Tots

The Holidays can be magical and merry. . .

In 2017, it seemed like Christmas was here in September. Stores stocked their shelves with decorations and the toy commercials started to pour in. Children across the country began counting down the days until Christmas morning. Everything started to become magical and merry! However, for some kids, this time of year isn’t magical or merry. There are a lot of families that run into hard times and need help from their community to make their child’s Christmas dreams come true.

Toys for Tots Gives Back, A Lot!

That’s where the Toys for Tots Foundation comes in. For sixty-nine years, it has been collecting new toys for less fortunate children and distributing those toys as Christmas gifts. For the past 10 years, Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) has been dedicated to supporting the cause.

“This is my second year participating in the Toys for Tots toy drive at DWC,” said Ann Harrison, Marketing Specialist. “I can’t help but tear up when I look at all of these toys, knowing it will change a child’s Christmas morning and maybe even more than that. It’s incredible to witness everyone’s generosity.”

Our 10th annual Toys for Tots toy drive was a huge success. We collected 900 toys with the help of suppliers, customers, DWC’ers and their families. Direct Wire & CableAerospace Wire & Cable and Wavenet all made generous monetary donations that helped us purchase toys.

Our customers lent a hand by sending us a fastQuote. For every first fastQuote that was placed by a customer between November 7th & December 5th, we donated a toy. 

“Thank you DWC for this outlet to give back. I look forward to this every year! This is another reason DWC is setting the standard for the industry,” said Jon Larson of Winlectric Co. in Fort Collins, CO.

DWC’ers were eager to Give Back, A Lot by bringing in new toys to donate. This year, DWC family members were given a challenge to donate 200 or more toys towards the toy drive. If the goal was reached, DWC’ers got to be entertained with a holiday jingle, performed by Keegan Bast, Director of Sales and Tyler Waggoner, Director of Operations. Within a month’s time, we surpassed our goal!

It is unbelievable what people can do when they work together to support a good cause. Thank you to suppliers, customers and our entire DWC Family for being a part of another outstanding Toys for Tots toy drive. The Marines and Santa will have a full sled of toys to distribute to all the children on Christmas morning.

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