GRAPEVINE, Texas — The Automotive Parts Services Group — a.k.a The Group — once again is accepting donations of money and toys to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
Participating members of The Group, created by the merger of Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association program groups, are collecting donations and toys at their respective locations, while contributions can be made online by visiting thegroupapsg.com/toys-for-tots and clicking on "Make a Donation."
Donors may use a credit card or print out a form and mail it with a check made out to Toys for Tots.
Since partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 2012, the the Group, its members and vendor partners have raised more than $2.5 million for Toys and Tots. In 2019 thus far, the Group has raised more than $250,000 for Toys for Tots.
"One of the great things about the Toys for Tots program is that donations are used 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," said John Marcum, director of marketing, Federated Auto Parts. "Our goal is to make the Christmas season a little better for those in need."