Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce & Old Bridge Business Alliance Achieves Great Success for Toy-for-Tots, collected 2,150 toys.
Old Bridge Business Alliance partnered with the Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce to once again give back to our most prized community members, our children. With help from our friends at Quality Chevy and All American Ford serving as the main toy drop-off centers, donations continuously increased over the weeks leading up to the holidays.
Last year we collected 700 toys with only one drop off location in only 3 short weeks. This year, we exceeded our goal collecting 2,000 toys with over 19 drop off sites throughout town to continue to help bring a little extra joy for the 2021 holiday season.
With multiple pick-ups each week made by Chief Bob Verney, Chief of Fire Administration for Fire District #3, and Anthony Cosentino, Chamber of Commerce-Trustee, 19 drop-off locations throughout the town, and the support of our local businesses, we were overcome with joy to learn our efforts resulted in over 2,000 toys being collected! Additionally, $2,200 was donated by residents and businesses across town to purchase toys. The generosity once again displayed by the citizens and businesses in Old Bridge has led us to a great accomplishment and shows the true character and kindness of our home.
A Heart-felt Thank You to our businesses who became drop off sites for 5 weeks and displayed all the toys collected at their business. Pet Center, The Max of Old Bridge, South Old Bridge Fire Station ,The YMCA of Old Bridge, Grillstone, Columbia Bank, Kenary Bank ,Parlin Dupont-Sayreville, SETS of Old Bridge ,Old Bridge School of Dance, Giuseppe's Pizza ,ProFysio (all locations) and the Old Bridge Public Library
Special thank you to John Archer and Danielle Vazquez of Archer Plumbing for their donation of $1,000 ; Bio-Shine Janitorial Supplies in Spotswood for their donation of $500.00; All Around Old Bridge for their donation of $350.00, and to all those who sent in private donations!
Continuing Thanks to:
· Mayor Owen Henry and his office for their continuous support,Steve Mamakas from The Mayor’s office of Economic Development for his support and dedication in all his efforts, Old Bridge Council members,Jordan Wright and his team at Quality Chevy along with Jason Savino and his team at All American Ford for providing the pickup trucks to store and display all the toys collected in their showrooms,John & Midge Hauser for your time and the use of their box truck to make multiple drop offs at Toys for Tots in Hazlet,A special thanks to the Board of Fire Commissioners, District # 3 for the use of their pick-up truck for toys picks and transports, David Lee. Hernandez,Jr, President of Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce & Rich Bruno,Vice-President of Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce for their support,Anthony Cosentino from All Around Old Bridge and The Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce for organizing this year’s event and continuous support given. Sgt. Wilson from The Toys-for-Tots program in Hazlet. Who organizes this event each year and helps bring smiles to the children and their families each Christmas season.
We are looking forward to the 2022 Toys for Tots Giving Event.
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