MASON CITY – Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps on their 2017 Toys for Tots campaign. The program provides toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. Stores are selling paper trains in $1 and $5 increments, as well as collecting new, unwrapped toys at all 120 Fareway Store locations from Friday, November 24 through Saturday, December 23.
“We are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps to continue the holiday tradition of Toys for Tots,” said Fareway Stores, Inc. CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “Our generous customers go above and beyond to donate both unwrapped toys and monetary proceeds in order to bring joy to underprivileged children.”
In 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps reported that campaign proceeds topped more than $162,000 and 6,735 toys were collected, making it one of the biggest campaigns in the country, according to Toys for Tots Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“We are thankful to Fareway for their partnership in the Toys for Tots campaign,” said Sgt. Andy Hermann with the U.S. Marine Corps. “We truly wouldn’t be able to reach as many children in local areas without the help of Fareway and its generous customers.”