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.
Premium Guard Inc. (PGI), a global sourcing platform for automotive replacement parts, has provided “Toys for Tots” with a much-needed home in a 82,500 sq. ft. space in its warehouse in Olive Branch, Miss.
“Toys for Tots did not have the funds needed to lease or rent a warehouse space,” explained 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.
Howard continued to make calls for weeks until PGI stepped in and donated part of its warehouse space to the program so that they no longer had to turn away donations.
“‘Toys for Tots’ is one of the most noble charitable organizations in the county,” said Anan E. 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.”