STAUNTON, Va. — Federated Auto Parts Inc. said recently it is on track to collect the most donations and toys ever for its Toys for Tots collection campaign.
The company's Toys for Tots campaign launched in the spring with a golf outing at its national meeting in May. Federated members also conducted collection events in their respective communities.
John Marcum, director of marketing for Federated Auto Parts, said the year-to-date total is "the highest ever and we are expecting a record-breaking year for the Federated/Toys for Tots partnership.
"We are very grateful for the generosity of our members, vendor partners and customers. Their support of the Federated Toys for Tots campaign goes a long way toward helping more than 15 million less fortunate children have a better holiday season."
Since partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in 2012, Federated, along with its members, customers and vendors, has raised nearly $2 million for the campaign. So far this year, Federated has raised more than $315,000.
"From late October until mid-December, participating Federated members will be collecting toys and monetary donations for the Toys for Tots," Mr. Marcum said.
"Because these donations are used in the members' respective communities, Federated members are very passionate about the campaign and have put together collection programs to help make Christmas a little brighter for those in need."