Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., announced that its Tysons Corner office launched its annual toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign on Nov. 13. Toys may be dropped off seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Long & Foster’s Tysons Corner office, located at 8227 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna. All donations must be made before Dec. 18.
Long & Foster offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive. This year marks the company’s 23rd year participating in the holiday collection campaign. Between now and mid-December, each of Long & Foster’s more than 180 sales offices throughout seven states and the District of Columbia will accept toy donations. Long & Foster employees at the company’s home office in Chantilly, Va., will also participate in the annual holiday campaign.
Once the toys are collected and presented to the U.S. Marines, they are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to the neediest children throughout the community. Started by the U.S. Marines in 1947, the Toys for Tots campaign is an annual toy collecting drive that now reaches throughout 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Last year, the Marines reported the Toys for Tots campaign realized its greatest revenue ever at $270 million and enabled them to distribute more than 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children. Long & Foster contributed to this effort by collecting thousands of new toys throughout the company’s Mid-Atlantic footprint in 2012.
For information on this year’s Toys for Tots Campaign, call 703-556-8600 or visit www.toysfortots.org.