The UPS Store and Toys For Tots Book Drive Helps Deliver the Gift of Reading
2011-12-06 · By Editor
The UPS Store located on Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with The UPS Store locations nationwide, is teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and Sony Pictures’ holiday movie, “Arthur Christmas,”to help deliver the gift of reading through a new book.
Throughout the holiday season, The UPS Store in the Bixby shopping center on Atlantic Ave. will sponsor a book drive in order to benefit Miller’s Children’s Hospital. From now through Dec. 16, participants may drop off new books for the patients at The UPS Store’s in-center drop off bin.
“During this time, we hope to deliver the magic of the holidays to children at the Miller Children’s Hospital through the Toys for Tots Literacy Program,” said Anthony Wingfield, owner of a The UPS Store in Bixby Knolls. “This is our first year working with Miller Children’s Hospital, which makes this a very special book drive for us. We plan to continue this book drive every Christmas for years to come”.
In addition to this book drive, through Dec. 31, The UPS Store in Long Beach will sell donation cards to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Every dollar donated helps purchase books for less fortunate children in the greater Long Beach community.
Characters from the 3-D, CGI-animated, family comedy are incorporated into The UPS Store network’s holiday Toys for Tots Literacy Program in-center donation campaign.
Additionally, through Dec. 31, customers can go to The UPS Store Facebook page to make a donation directly to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and learn more about the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. OPTIONAL Other online components of the holiday campaign include games on ArthurChristmas.com: a gift wrapping game that provides pack-and-ship tips by The UPS Store, and the Steve’s S1 Flight Simulator that gives participants the chance to get a secret code to obtain bonus game time by checking in on foursquare at a participating The UPS Store location. Customers can also receive 20 percent off holiday printing when they check in on foursquare at a participating The UPS Store location.