OnTrac randomly selected a winner for the Delivering Hope sweepstakes. The sweepstakes was created to allow businesses the opportunity to give back to their charity of choice and spread awareness to each organization during the season of giving. J. De Sigio Construction, Inc. entered the sweepstakes to nominate the U.S .Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. As the winner of the sweepstakes, Toys for Tots will receive a prize from OnTrac of a $1,000 donation on behalf of J. De Sigio Construction, Inc.
During the months of October, November and December, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new and unwrapped toys in order to distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. As described on the Toys for Tots website, the goal of the program “is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.” Campaign Coordinators plan and implement voluntary events throughout the year to increase awareness in Toys for Tots, such as golf tournaments, foot races and bicycle races. Toys for Tots accepts toy donations and monetary donations through their website, toysfortots.org.
Eric Pivaroff nominated Toys for Tots on behalf of J. De Sigio Construction, Inc., which provides quality water and sewer pipeline installation in Baldwin Park, California and surrounding areas. Pivaroff nominated this program with a message saying, “The USMC works very hard with local social services groups to help these children have a Christmas and operate on less than 3% overheads.” The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity that provides the fundraising, funding and support for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program since 1991. To donate online or to donate a new, unwrapped toy at your local Toys For Tots drop-off, please visit toysfortots.org.
The Delivering Hope contest ran for four weeks and received twenty-six total nominations. To learn about the other charities that were nominated, please visit the OnTrac blog, blog.ontrac.com.
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