The WheelHouse Team of MCS Mortgage Bankers, Inc. teamed up with local Columbus area Realtors to organize a Toys for Tots Columbus, Ohio Toy Drive Contest. With the help of local realtors, the WheelHouse Team donated over 100 toys for children and families in need this holiday season.
“We’re extremely proud to organize a toy drive contest and we’re grateful for the huge turnout in this year’s participation from the Central Ohio Realtors. As industry professionals, we love every opportunity to give back to our community,” said Robert Livingston, Sales Manager at MCS Mortgage Bankers, Inc.
This year, Real Estate Technology Partners (RETP), Opland Group of Better Homes & Garden Big Hill, REllis Group at Key Realty, and the WheelHouse team came together to increase toy donation and awareness through the toy drive contest.
Altogether, over one hundred toys were dropped off at Mikey’s Late Night Slice (see complete list of Toys for Tots Drop Off locations here) on December 15, 2016 (Watch the video: https://goo.gl/L7eLej). Out of all the Realtors who participated, the winner of the 2016 Toy Drive Contest for Toys for Tots was Sam Miller of the Opland Group of Better Homes & Garden Big Hill, who donated over 50 new, unwrapped toys.
Sam Miller, Realtor with the Opland Group of Better Homes & Garden Big Hill stated, “As a reservist for the U.S. Army, this organization hits home for me. It’s very important for me to give back to the local community every chance I get, and I was thrilled to participate in the Toy Drive Contest. I reached out to all of my friends, family, and co-workers to help donate as many toys as possible!”
The team is hopeful that next year’s participation will be even greater and has a goal to break this year’s record of 112 toys.
To watch the Toys for Tots Toy Drive Contest video below or, click here.
About Toys for Tots
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program provides new, unwrapped toys as Christmas presents to children who are less fortunate in the community. The organization aims to bring joy of Christmas and a message of hope to kids that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.