Bud’s is happy to announce that we are partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserve and Toys-For-Tots this year. It is our first time working together with this program here at the shop even though most of our team donates personally. We are super excited to be a donation location and be able to make a difference in the lives of some local children.
Toys For Tots is a national campaign started in 1947. Since then it has grown to be a national campaign with a call to action from the US Marine Corps. They are asking the people of our country to come together and think about how receiving a new toy at Christmas will make a child whose family has fallen on hard times feel. Receiving a shiny new toy for Christmas verses nothing at all as you watch the children around you play with their new things can be a devastating blow. Something as simple as a new toy can mean the world to a child and also lead into the choices they make in the future. If no one ever stepped up to help or do one kind act for another, where would we be?
We know that when customers think of a transmission shop or an auto repair shop they don’t always think of teddy bears and baby dolls but we hope at this time of the year, you do! There are so many parents in need of help that Snohomish County has to have a north and a south jurisdiction on the Toys for Tots donation page. This means that we as people in the community that are fortunate to have jobs and in our case a business, must do what we can to help. So, we are! We have a donation box in the front office at the shop and are posting fliers in Marysville businesses to let fellow community members know that we are a Toys-For-Tots donation location. We will be collecting New and Unwrapped toys here at the shop until December 11th. If a customer wants to just donate a little cash we will gladly go shopping and grab something to put in the donation box.
What are you doing to make the life of another person better?