For the fifth year in a row, the colleagues across BlueModus have come together and collected toys to benefit a charity’s toy drive. Our team purchased 203 toys this year and donated them to the Boys & Girls Club of America to help children in need during the holidays. The Boy’s & Girls Club of America’s toy drive is significant as it is more than giving a child a holiday gift. It is about telling each kid that you believe in them. The Toy Drive show kids how much their community cares about them.
“I look forward to participating in our toy drive each year. It’s such a great feeling to spread holiday cheer and smiles to those in need,” says Kristin Harper, BlueModus’ Vice President of Finance.
The Boy’s & Girls Club of America and its’ local clubs throughout the country provide kids with a safe, supportive, fun, and enriching environment that inspires and empowers them to achieve their greatest potential. Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut - Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley. They organized the first Club, believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative. With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boys’ interests, improving their behavior, and increasing their personal expectations and goals. A cause was born. Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.
“I am incredibly proud of everything my team does – especially what they do to give back to their communities,” says Tom Whittaker, BlueModus’s President, and Chief Operating Officer. “Over the past five years, this small team has purchased and donated over 1,400 toys to local communities. That is likely 1,400 smiles from children that may not have had a holiday otherwise. Amazing!”
You can help join us in supporting the Boys & Girls Club of America by donating a toy to one of the local Club’s toy drives or by donating to them directly at their website. Best of all, through December 31, 2021, their national sponsor, Family Dollar, will match your donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to $75,000, to ensure more kids have the meals, mentors, and meaningful life experiences to get through the toughest times and achieve their next great moment.