Employees in Paralyzed Veterans of America’s national office collected toys and raised money to benefit children in the Washington, D.C., area this Christmas through the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.
National President Bill Lawson presents Paralyzed Veterans of America's donation to a Marine Corps representative from Toys for Tots Dec 13, 2013
Paralyzed Veterans of America has been participating in the annual Toys for Tots drive for more than 10 years through its toy and spare change drive, which encourages employees to donate toys, money or even just the spare change in their pockets. This year, Paralyzed Veterans of America employees contributed roughly 50 toys and more than $550 to the Toys for Tots program run out of Bolling Air Force Base in downtown Washington.
A Marine Corps representative joined Paralyzed Veterans of America for its annual holiday party on December 13, 2013, to accept the donations and present President Bill Lawson with a Toys for Tots certificate and other memorabilia.
“Employees like to see all of the toys and the difference it makes, as it’s been a hard year for a lot of families,” said Sheila Skipper, associate director of public relations and outreach at Paralyzed Veterans of America. “It’s all about making a child’s holiday special and inspiring everyone to give what they can.”
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Brittany Ballenstedt is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in several publications, including Government Executive, National Journal, Technology Daily and NextGov.com.