People donating to Toys for Tots in the Phoenix and Tucson areas found a creative way to make their toy donations go even further. Local heating and air company Alaskan AC has been offering to double toy and cash donations to the philanthropic organization since 2020. This year, the donations were record breaking. Branch Manager William said over $30 thousand in toys and cash were donated. “We did amazing this year!” said William.
Toys for Tots, formed in 1948 by the United States Marine Corps, has distributed over 600 million toys nationally in the last 75 years. Alaskan AC owner Ron said he chose the charity because of its local impact. “I believe in giving back to the community and Toys for Tots makes sure that kids in Phoenix and Tucson are having a great Christmas,” Ron said.
Lieutenant General James Laster, USMC (Retired) said “I extend my heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of you. The tremendous support we received from the American public and our corporate sponsors enabled us to distribute and unprecedented 22.4 million toys, books and games to children in need.”
“It’s amazing to see what the community can do,” said William of Alaskan AC, “and I’m proud our company was able to double the support.”
Owner Ron said, “we love doing this every year, and look forward to breaking another record in 2023!”