We love to give back all year round! But with Christmas coming up, what better way is there to help out in our community than with Toys for Tots, an organization that has been giving to those in need since 1947. Not only does this program align with our values, we believe and stand with their mission.
We have partnered with Toys for Tots for the past couple of years. We advertise on our social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, to spread word to the community about this special event. We welcome donations from anyone who wants to bring toys and donate to this worthy cause; you don’t have to be a customer. We all try to pitch in and bring in toys; our employees, drivers, and obviously, the owners of the company all want to take part in giving some lucky kids a wonderful Christmas. The first year that we participated in our own Toys for Tots station, we didn’t gather as much as expected, so our generous team took it upon ourselves to finish the job by buying new toys from Walmart and Target. At ADM, we are dedicated to finishing the job—both on site and in the lives of our community.
We have continued supporting Toys for Tots throughout the years and gathering as many toys as we can. Our goal is to fill up a dumpster with toys every year; we want to provide as much as possible and give back to the community during this special holiday season. We will collect these toys Monday through Friday in December at our transfer station. We’ve had customers donate throughout the years, or even people we have never seen before who just want to come and help us out. We collect toys for both girls and boys; it could be something as simple as a baby doll, a Barbie doll, or a toy truck or race car. But please, remember our only requirement is that the toys need to be new and still in their original packaging. Visit us at the transfer station Monday through Friday, 8 to 4 p.m., or on Saturdays from 9 to 3 p.m.