Community events abound at Ed Napleton Honda St. Peters
The holiday season is upon us and it is one of giving and of joy. For many families in St. Charles County, it’s also a time of hardship. This season we are joining forces with a variety of local organizations and not-for-profits to help families in our community have the resources they need for a great holiday season. To do that, we are proud to support Toys for Tots, the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry and the Santa Dash. Join us in our goal to provide food, toys and funds to help families and children throughout St. Charles County and the surrounding communities this season!
What is Toys for Tots? This incredible organization is active around the country gathering toys for children up to 12 years of age, and sometimes up to 16 years of age depending on the community. We are proud to have two Toys for Tots drop-off locations in our store and will collect toys until December 11, 2016.
Toys for Tots got its start in 1995 when the Secretary of Defense gave formal approval for the U.S. Marine Corps to include Toys for Tots as an official activity. It is also part of the official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. The 1980s and 90s produced military cutbacks that meant there were fewer Marines available to collect toys. The Toys for Tots program was a way to supplement those collections. Since its founding the Marine Toys for Tots Program has distributed over 512 million toys to over 237 million children.
Consider making a donation today! You can bring your donation to either of the two boxes at Ed Napleton Honda in St. Peters. One is in our service drive and the other is in our sales trailer. We appreciate you taking the time to donate to this great cause!
Join us as we walk/run to support the St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce on December 3, 2016. This 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization continues to help businesses and families flourish in the community through a variety of initiatives and programs. All funds raised go to support the Chamber. Not only is this always a fun event, but this year Ed Napleton Honda St. Peters will provide the official pace car: a 2017 Honda Civic! It’s going to be a fun time and all money goes towards a good cause. Consider registering today!
Join us in our effort to support the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry! We are collecting non-perishable food items until November 21 to benefit the pantry. Are you interested in participating, but aren’t sure what to donate? Check out blog here for some great ideas. We will be collecting food items until November 21, 2016.
What are your favorite places to volunteer and dedicate your time this season? Let us know in the comments below!