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Burg Simpson Supports Toys for Tots!

By Heidi Culbertson

December 14, 2018   Blog

Co-Founder and Shareholder Peter Burg, and the Burg Simpson Team, Supports The Toys for Tots Foundation!

Every year, the lawyers and professional staff at Burg Simpson are honored to support The Toys for Tots Foundation. The foundation raises funds to purchase toys for under-privileged children, and provide promotional materials, solicit corporate support, educate the public, and handle day-to-day operations.

Established over 70 years ago, Toys for Tots was founded by Diane Hendricks and her husband, Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks. After Diane had fashioned some handmade Raggedy Ann dolls during the holiday season, she asked Bill to help her donate them to an agency in Los Angeles that was dedicated to helping needy children. When Bill reported back that he could not locate such an organization, Diane suggested that Major Hendricks and the Marines in his reserve unit create one! In 1947, the U.S. Marines established Toys for Tots, and collected and distributed over 5,000 toys.

Today, the Toys for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million children every year. The Toys for Tots goal is to deliver new toys during the holiday season as a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens. Burg Simpson is proud to support the mission of Toys for Tots!

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