2014 Toys for Tots

 

When you were a kid, what was the thing that most defined Christmas? Yep! Christmas Presents! And as a kid we all looked for that special toy to show up under the tree, in our stockings or wherever your tradition dictated. Now is your chance to pass that feeling on to some of Kansas City’s most deserving.

SSC is pleased to again partner with Selective Site Properties, our real estate company, for the holiday Toys for Tots toy drive in Kansas City, MO.  Our office Toys for Tots grand master, Pat Lafferty, has lead  this drive for the last 16 years and doesn’t seem to have any plans on stopping! Making a difference in the lives of children across the metro at Christmas time, giving back to his community, and being a part of big, cool things that make a difference are some of Pat’s passions.

It all started when he was working with a real estate firm, and they gathered large amounts of toys every Christmas for kids in need.  Pat started to notice that many large firms in the KC area participated in the Toys for Tots toy collection, and was impressed by how much was raised for the organization.  Fast forward to today, Pat is working on breaking his record from last year, where he collected 6 barrels full of donated toys, and was second only to Wal-Mart in collections.  Good job, Pat!

With connections in his own neighborhood, where he is the president of his Home Owners Association, as well as making and keeping good relationships with his clients, Pat is able to reach out to multiple neighborhoods in the area to collect donations for kids 12 years old and under.
A large portion of the toys donated in the metro will be given to families in need that reside in the metro. You can feel good that your donation is actually impacting your community.  If you don’t have time to go buy a toy for collection, you are welcome to make a cash donation that will fund the purchase of toys for distribution.  100% of cash donations are turned into toys and are given away, so you can feel confident your contribution is filling the holidays with joy for a kid, rather than filling someone’s pockets.

Donation collection barrels will be in the office until December 16th, so next time you’re out making an errand run, pick up a nice shiny new toy, and bring it unwrapped to the office for Toys for Tots.  This is a great opportunity for you and for SSC to give back to our community. Let’s help Pat make it a banner year!
Thanks for keeping up this tradition, Pat!

Pat 09Pat with donations in 2009

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