Drivers Double as Elves
Metro Delivery vehicles don’t resemble sleighs but all are adorned this holiday season with signs proclaiming them Santa Mobiles on behalf of Toys for Tots – and, though drivers remain in uniform, badges identify them as Official Collection Elves.
“In addition to transporting donated toys from collection to sorting sites, our drivers are accepting toy donations from customers,” says Owner Sarah Talbot, noting that driver badges also “give a nudge with a message that says ‘Ask Me’ about Toys for Tots.”
As a third prong, Metro Delivery is conducting its own toy drive and also has developed participation from other businesses. Stadium Pharmacy and Stadium Opticians, Ann Arbor, and Morty’s Garden Center, Dexter, are new public collection sites; and John Hatch, DDS and Dominant Systems, Ann Arbor, signed up to sponsor internal toy drives.
Toys for Tots will accept donations through Friday, December 19, according to Tony Gillum, Washtenaw County Coordinator. Donated toys must be new, in original boxes, not gift wrapped and appropriate for ages 1-12 years. Stuffed toys are discouraged due to allergies.
“If ever there was a time for benevolence, this is the year,” Gillum said. “We want to make sure every child in Washtenaw County finds toys under the tree this Christmas.”
For information on how to contribute or participate, phone 313-363-9488.