PHILADELPHIA — Icahn Automotive L.P.'s Pep Boys store network is returning as a national sponsor of Toys for Tots, the annual program run by the U.S. Marines that collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children in the local community.
Pep Boys will have Toys for Tots collection bins in nearly 1,000 locations beginning Nov. 1. Toy donors will earn a 25% discount on floor merchandise and/or service purchases.
Customers also can make a monetary donation of $1, $5 or $10 at checkout.
"Charitable efforts have new importance in this unprecedented year, and as an essential business and a proud supporter of our military, we're excited to help the Marines and Toys for Tots brighten the holidays for so many families," Brian Kaner, Pep Boys CEO – Service, said.
"Our team embraces the role they play as active members of our communities and is looking forward to working with our neighbors and customers to give generously to this important cause."
2020 is Pep Boys' second year of involvement with Toys for Tots.
Ted Silvester, vice president – marketing and development, Toys for Tots, thanked Pep Boys and said: "Their longtime community mindset is right in line with that of the Marine Corps and the Toys for Tots program, and we appreciate when our partners come up with new ways to drive donations."
In its role as a corporate sponsor, Pep Boys will donate $25,000 to Toys for Tots and employees will work with the Marines and volunteers to collect and distribute toys.
The campaign runs through Dec. 15 at most locations. The discount is not valid on tires, wheels, alignments, oil, antifreeze, refrigerant, electronics, gift cards, special orders, commercial or fleet purchases. It also is not valid in combination with any other discounts or promotions. The service discount has a $25 limit.