“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” ― Ben Carson
Now in the third year of giving, Susan Yurcak of Device Solutions is continuing to drive contributions to Toys for Tots for the holidays. “Toys for Tots” is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Our soldiers sacrifice a lot to keep us safe, and this is one way we can come together to support their service and their efforts.
Each year, “Toys for Tots” collects and distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Toys are collected by companies and organizations like Device Solutions, which agree to be drop-off sites. Participating companies put “Toys for Tots” boxes and signs in their lobby(s) and let the people and companies in their networks know they can drop toys off during regular office hours. The only restrictions are that the toys have to be new and unwrapped, and none of them can be weapons or guns of any kind.
The first year Device Solutions participated in the program, two boxes (approximately 100 toys) were filled. The second year, the campaign raised $630, which was used to buy four bikes and two scooters online, as well as many very nice toys. This year three bikes and a load of toys were delivered to the local collection point.
Susan Yurcak and Bob Witter, CEO, continue to be proud of the results, and look forward to seeing how they can get more companies involved each year. Although this election year saw many challenges for small businesses, the employees continued to believe in the spirit of giving back – which speaks to the culture of Device Solutions and the commitment of Susan Yurcak. Here’s wishing everyone great success in 2017!