GRAPEVINE, Texas — Participating members the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) are collecting toys and monetary donations on behalf of the 2021 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign at their respective locations.
"This is the 10th consecutive year we have been involved with the Toys for Tots campaign, and we are excited to continue what has become a year-long charitable endeavor for our members and their customers," John Marcum, director of marketing, Federated Auto Parts, said.
"Our members and vendor partners have really made a difference over the years with their generosity and support of the program. As we do every year, we want to thank the Federated and Pronto Network members and supplier partners for continually making our Toys for Tots campaign a big success."
Since partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 2012, The Group, its members and vendor partners have helped raise over $3 million for Toys and Tots.
In addition to toy donations at participating locations, financial contributions can be made online by visiting The Group website at http://www.thegroupapsg.com/toys-for-tots.html and clicking on "Make a Donation." Donors can use a credit card securely or print out a form and mail it with a check made payable to Toys for Tots.
"All donations made online or at The Group locations are distributed in the area where the toys and money are collected, allowing our members to help provide a Merry Christmas for deserving children in their own communities," Mr. Marcum said.
The Group is a joint venture of the Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Automotive Distribution Network, also known as The Pronto Network, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America.