by People’s Trust Media Center | Dec 09, 2016
Company tops its own mark for second year in a row
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – People’s Trust Insurance surpassed last year’s record-breaking number of toy donations for area children when it completes its month-long Toys for Tots drive today. Last year the company’s collection efforts gathered more than 300 toys, the most it has ever collected, and this year’s drive has topped that figure.
“Though we are a statewide company, Broward County is our home, and we’re so proud of the way this community pitches in to help less privileged children feel the spirit of the season,” said George Schaeffer, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Bringing people together for a larger purpose is what the holidays are really all about.”
The Toys for Tots program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects toys for less-fortunate children. This was People’s Trust Insurance’s sixth annual Toys for Tots drive. While final donations have not yet been fully counted, Schaeffer said the total has already bettered last year. Toys collected within Broward County will be donated to less-fortunate children within the local community.
Across America between October and mid-December, Toys for Tots drives collect new, unwrapped toys. Local community and philanthropic organizations distribute the toys to children in need throughout their area.
Toys for Tots brings members of the community together for a common cause, while helping countless youngsters become responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Founded in 2008, People’s Trust Insurance has emerged as one of Florida’s top 10 home insurance companies, providing homeowners with affordable Florida Homeowners Insurance rates and benefits not available anywhere else. Honored with the 2013 Enterprise Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Award, People’s Trust provides a "Better Way" for nearly 150,000 Floridians to insure their homes. With more than 600 employees in its family of companies and an affiliation with Florida’s largest residential insurance restoration general contractor, People’s Trust is Florida’s best-prepared home insurance company and a full partner in policyholders’ recovery after loss.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less-fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Local Toys for Tots campaign coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, including golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.