Jason Schroeck, Social Media & Web Manager, led the way for Toyota of Manhattan to be a collection center this year for Toys for Tots in hope that we can bring smiles to children’s faces that otherwise would be without. What we are also very excited about is, the local businesses that have helped out and have coordinated with us through pick-ups and drop-offs, means that there will be that many more children’s faces with smiles on them this holiday season! We want to thank our customers, employees, fan, friends and local businesses that have helped out and donated toys this year!
Jeanette Casimiro from The Westin New York at Times Square contacted me in regards to an event they were having in mid-November. All the attendees were asked to bring a small toy to donate to Toys for Tots as part of their admission in to the event. Jeanette and I then coordinated a pick-up date and time and our boxes started filling up that much quicker with The Westin New York at Times Square’s help!
Juliet Williams in the Philanthropy department at TMA (Toyota Motor North America) contacted me and discussed a Holiday Luncheon they were having in mid-December. We together forged a collaboration, with the Toy Drive in mind, which was quite the success! Juliet invited me to the Holiday luncheon at TMA where I said a few words about mine and Toyota of Manhattan’s efforts with the Toys for Tots program and how very excited we were to be collaborating with TMA in this effort! We hope that this is the first of many to come! The Holiday Potluck Luncheon was great and I am thankful for the invitation. I met some great people and enjoyed some delicious food! TMA employees filled up a full box on their own in less than a 2 week span!
The Daily Show with John Stewart held a toy drive within their office among their staff and crew, saw that Toyota of Manhattan was a Toys for Tots drop off location and BJ Gunts dropped off a large box of toys at our dealership last week!
Marla from The Nestlé Account Team from Ogilvy Worldwide, New York called last week describing a fun way they collected toys for the Toys for Tots program. They held an inter-team “Secret Santa” style exchange, with the rule being to get a toy that you would have liked as a kid. They exchanged, shared their stories with each other and benefited a great cause all at the same time! Marla dropped off several bags into our boxes!
Joseph from Quality Transportation called and asked if we were still accepting the Toys for Tots donations. I said yes, and less than an hour later Joseph walked in to our showroom with several toys from the staff at Quality Transportation!
There will be that many more smiling faces this Holiday season thanks to everyone that donated and participated!
Jason Schroeck, Social Media & Web Manager at Toyota of Manhattan, pictured here with U.S. Marines Sergeant Ceasar and Corporal Hamilton when they picked up our Toys for Tots boxes on Wednesday. — at Toyota of Manhattan.