Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, a leading trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, announced its donation of thousands of dollars’ worth of toys to the DuPage County Toys for Tots program.
The company raised over $4,000 in contributions and volunteers went shopping for toys that filled up nearly an entire truck load to be distributed to children in need across DuPage County, Ill., during the week of Dec. 22.
Throughout the year, and particularly during the holiday season, Orbus strives to contribute to charities in the surrounding areas of its two manufacturing and production locations in Las Vegas and Woodridge, Ill. The DuPage County Toys for Tots program, which aims to provide a new toy to disadvantaged children at Christmastime to share and spread a message of hope, was an ideal choice for 2014. Orbus employees fundraised the week of Dec. 8, gathering $1,850 to be put towards the purchase of toys. A corporate match raised the total to just over $4,000.
After funds were collected, a team of Orbus employees shopped for toys for the Toys for Tots program, which were packed into large boxes in the lobby of the Woodridge facility. Employees were also encouraged to bring toy donations to add. On Dec. 12, Marine LCpl Steven Collins accompanied a truck pickup of the boxes of toys from Orbus.
The toys, taken to a local warehouse, will be sorted for distribution to disadvantaged children in the county. Any overflow will then be sent to other counties in need.