For the fourteenth year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices are collecting toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys for Tots donations will be collected until Dec. 15, when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and other organizations.
“Supporting community-based organizations is within the core of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., and these Toys for Tots donations are an exemplary example of a local organization having a tremendous impact,” said Managing Partner Chris Smith. “It’s our privilege to be a part of the community for nearly 60 years, so we feel it’s important to give back.”
In 2019, Toys for Tots donations in Lee County distributed 55,321 toys to 16,422 children, sizable increases from the 38,090 toys and 10,960 children supported during the previous year. In Collier County, Toys for Tots distributed 28,579 toys to 4,497 children last year.
The public is invited to bring new, unwrapped toys for newborn children through age 12 to any of the six Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz offices. In addition, members of the firm also donate toys for the drive.
Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz locations accepting Toys for Tots donations include:
- Fort Myers – Downtown: 1515 Broadway St., 239-334-1146
- Fort Myers – McGregor: 2300 McGregor Blvd., 239-332-9437
- Cape Coral – 461 Del Prado Blvd., 239-574-5575
- Naples – 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 105, 239-514-0924
- Lehigh Acres – 4802 Lee Blvd., 239-368-6101
- Port Charlotte – New Office: 2602 Tamiami Trail, 941-624-2393
In addition to donations of toys, monetary donations also are accepted at www.toysfortots.org.