Premium Guard Inc. (PGI), a global sourcing platform for automotive replacement parts, provided “Toys for Tots” with a much-needed home – just in time for the holiday season.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” risked having to cancel this year’s program for the Memphis area after losing its warehouse. The organization gifts new toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. The “Toys for Tots” mid-South program serves 22 counties across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
“Toys for Tots did not have the funds needed to lease or rent a warehouse space,” said Carrol Howard, program coordinator.
Without a warehouse as a home for “Toys for Tots,” the mid-South program had no choice but to start turning away toy donations. As the weeks went on, the organization reached out to their local community for help.
After weeks of calls without no luck. PGI stepped in and donated a 82,500 square foot space in its warehouse in Olive Branch, Mississippi, just in time for the holiday season. “Toys for Tots” will no longer have to turn away toy donations.
“’Toys for Tots’ is one of the most noble charitable organizations in the county,” said Anan Bishara, CEO and president of PGI. “This is the least a company in our position is able to do to give back to the community. It is a privilege to be able serve a great cause and an amazing organization. PGI is happy to be able to help the thousands of families that benefit from this program.”