For over 20 years, TEAM, Inc. has run a holiday toy drive in the heart of the Connecticut Valley called, “Toys 4 Kids.” This annual toy drive collects new toys during the months of November and December. The toys collected are distributed as holiday presents to children in our community who are in need. This program relies solely on volunteers, donations, and community involvement. On average, more than 1,700 toys are collected and passed out to children each year. What sets this program apart from the many other toy drives going on during this time of year is the fact that the parents of the families in need are able to choose up to four toys they think their kids will enjoy most as opposed to having the program choose.
Each year OEM Controls participates in the Toys 4 Kids toy drive by holding a toy collection which all of the employees can participate in. This year, we had filled four large boxes full of new toys for children in need. This was the most we have ever raised here at OEM Controls.
If you are interested in learning more about the Toys 4 Kids Annual Toy Drive or if you are inspired to lend your assistance, check out their website for more information: www.teaminc.org
How YOU can help:
-Become a toy collection site
-Donate a new unwrapped toy appropriate for infants through age twelve
-Make a monetary donation
-Donate your time through volunteering