Giving Toys and Joy!
The CC Pace Accounting group (aka: AFA – Amazing Fun Always department) sponsored our corporate Toys for Tots toy drive this holiday season. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program was started in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks, who with the help of his unit collected 5,000 toys to be distributed that first year. Bill lucked out getting things started when as a favor, a friend named Walt Disney designed the very first Toys for Tots poster to be used.
Today the Toys for Tots program collects an average of 18 million toys each year. CC Pace’s Toys for Tots toy drive was a tremendous success as our team and friends in the community filled up 2 large boxes here at headquarters alone, as well as cash donations and contributions from CC Pace employees supporting the program nationwide. We are proud to think about all the children whose holidays will be brighter and happier because of our support. A shout-out of thanks to everyone who helped us promote this campaign and all who participated!
Last month CC Pacers participated in a community outreach event to support Animal Friends – VA. Animal Friends – VA is a small local non-profit based out of Woodbridge, VA. They are a no-kill foster-based rescue organization dedicated to saving and finding homes for companion animals in our communities. Having been founded in 2015, Animal Friends – VA is an organization of volunteers who are dedicated to saving the lives of surrendered, abused, and neglected animals. The organization relies solely on generous donors and adoption fees to finance their operation. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person adoption events, Animal Friends – VA has continued their mission to service neglected animals in the Northern Virginia area.
In support of this organization’s wonderful cause, CC Pacers collected a variety of items and donations. In total, CC Pacers donated dog beds, toys, crates, treats, and hundreds of pounds of dog food – amongst other items. In addition, CC Pacers also made direct donations to the Animal Friends – VA organization. In lieu of participating in in-person outreach events, CC Pace will continue to find new and creative ways to support our community. A big “Thank You!” to all of the CC Pacers who participated in this event!
Looking to get involved? Great news – there are many ways you can support Animal Friends – VA! Options to help include applying to adopt or foster, donating through their Amazon Wish List, or making a direct monetary donation. In addition, once in-person donation events resume Animal Friends – VA will be looking for volunteers for transports and to lend a hand at adoption events. To learn more about Animal Friends – VA, check out their website.