Teaming up with Denver-based master agent Advoda, GLOBALINX participated in and helped fund Advoda’s annual Toys for Tots charitable drive for the third consecutive year. Originally a Los Angeles charitable effort in 1947, Toys for Tots was created by William Hendricks, inspired by his wife Diane who tried to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll to a needy child but could find no organization to do so. At her suggestion he gathered a group of local Marine reservists, including Lieutenant Colonel John Hampton, who coordinated and collected some 5,000 toys for local children that year from collection bins placed outside of Warner Bros. movie theaters.
In total, this season’s efforts from the Advoda Toys for Tots drive will provide over 500 toys to children in need in the Denver area. Ron Dunworth, ADVODA CEO, praised the efforts of the Toys for Tots drive, stating “We have been a strong supporter of Toys for Tots for over eight years. It is our belief that needy children in America should not have to face the harsh realities of life at such a young age and with the help of the United States Marine Corps, we are able to accomplish that.”
For more information on the Toys for Tots Foundation, please visit toysfortots.org