Menards collecting toys for Salvation ArmyWritten by Danielle Stanton | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Menards home improvement stores in Toledo are participating in the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots program from now until Dec. 15.
Shoppers can donate an unwrapped toy for a child at the donation sites located near the stores’ exits. Signs announcing the toy drive are posted throughout the stores.
Menards has three stores in Toledo and each one is participating. They are located at 1415 E. Alexis Rd., 7001 Orchard Centre Dr. Holland and 3100 Brown Rd. Oregon.
A stove-sized box is full of toys at the store on Alexis Rd. said general manager Robert Jones. This year is the store’s fourth year participating in Toys for Tots and they do it to give “back to the community and help out those in need,” Jones said.
There are no limits on the type of toy, the dollar amount or if it’s for a boy or girl. All toys are welcome, Jones said. Customers can purchase toys inside the store, he added.
“We had a heck of a turnout last year,” he said. “It goes over really well. It’s a great program.”
Jeff Abbott, spokesman for Menards in Wisconsin, said the company likes to participate in Toys for Tots because it’s a family-oriented business that wants to give back to the community.
“As a family run business … we appreciate the opportunity to run a Toys for Tots drive in our Toledo area stores and thank our employees, customers and management team for supporting this great cause.”