TOYS FOR TOTS Drive at Murphy Insurance
Murphy Insurance Agency is proud to be collecting toys for Toys for Tots this holiday season and reaching out to the community for support to help kids and families in need.
Children are one of our nation's most valuable resources. Consequently, it's a distressing reality that approximately 13 million America children live in poverty. Studies show that growing up in poverty can have an adverse psychological impact on a child. Positive mentoring is one way to help children in financially challenging situations to succeed in life, but not all kids have access to formal programs. This makes alternative efforts that demonstrate positive role models essential.
The Marines' Toys for Toys program is a form of passive mentoring that can help. New toys distributed to millions of children delivers a message of hope, and the Marines, who deliver them are excellent role models.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys are needed for children ages newborn - 12 years. Toys are especially needed for older children. "Our goal is to make it easy for people to participate with seven convenient drop-off locations," said Texeira. "This year Murphy Insurance is adding a new element to their drive by pledging to donate one dollar for each new 'Like' that the Agency receives on its Facebook page by Dec. 11, up to $500," Texeira said. "All someone has to do is visit www.facebook.com/murphyinsurance and 'Like' our page. We hope to get lots of toys and 'Likes' to make it a very successful drive."
Donations can be made at 201 Main Street in Groton or at any other Murphy Insurance location in Bolton, Harvard, Hudson, Marlborough, Medway and Mendon. For Toys for Tots gift guidelines and location directions. Visit dfmurphy.com/toys. Deadline for donations is Dec. 12.