Thank YOU, Toys for Tots, for the 2,500 children in Washtenaw County that had a better Holiday this year because of your efforts. We’re proud to be of assistance.
We donate our delivery services and do a Holiday company donation drive for both excellent organizations, and we’ll see that they get any toys or food you want to hand off to our Couriers, whenever you see them, during the holiday season!
Toys for Tots wants new, unwrapped but packaged toys-
Food gatherers offers the following List of most requested items:
• Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
• Beef Stew, Meat Soups
• Hearty Soups
• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Baby Food or Formula
• Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Dry Beans
• Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk
• Pancake or Baking Mixes
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic jars)
We also collect (unopened)
Personal Care Items:
• Disposable Razors
**Food Gatherers does not accept opened containers and expired products, and asks that you avoid items in glass as they sometimes break in transit. Thank You!
The Staff of Metro Delivery were honored with an award, and a handsome wall plaque, by Tony Gillum, Program Coordinator for Toys for Tots, who came personally and in full uniform to our warehouse to thank us for our assistance in turning truckloads of toys into Happy Holidays for over 600 local children.
Metro donates trucks and drivers to Toys for Tots, and all of us here are thrilled to be a part of the good works they do. Thanks, Tony!
Metro Delivery again this year donates all services to the good folks at Toys for Tots, carrying truckloads of toys hither and yon across Southeastern Michigan, for distribution to disadvantaged children in the area.
Our friends at W4 Country are sponsoring a Toy Drive, for Toys for Tots, with LIVE RADIO COVERAGE:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Key Banks Crusade for Kids/Toys for Tots
Kroger on Maple Rd in Ann Arbor
All W4 Country Shows Are Live
6am-7pm Thursday, Friday and Monday
Please drop off new, unwrapped toys.
2010 marks our third year carrying thousands of toys from donation centers to Santa’s Workshop, for distribution to children in need.
Our thanks to the Marine Corps and Toys for Tots for providing us with another opportunity to do good in our community!
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.