Showcasing its commitment to the Alpharetta community, the Embassy Suites Atlanta – Alpharetta hotel announced today that for the fourth year it is an official collection site for this holiday season’s Toys for Tots drive to collect toys to distribute to children in need. Last year the hotel collected more than 100 toys for the local chapter.
The Embassy Suites Atlanta – Alpharetta is participating along with 20 other hotels owned or operated by Windsor Capital Group (WCG) and its hotel management company Windsor Management Services.
‘The number of children living below the poverty level is now over 16 million, a figure I’ve never known to be higher,’ said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. ‘In order for us to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of as many of these children as possible, we’re going to need a lot of individual and corporate support,’ Grein continued. ‘Fortunately, we have WCG Hotels back for the fourth year to help us reach these kids.’
‘Four years ago, our leadership team challenged each of the 21 hotels to submit a charity that we could all support and work with in our local communities,’ said Ron Frierson, director of sales for the Embassy Suites Atlanta – Alpharetta. It’s great to work for a company like WCG Hotels that values the communities it serves.’
This year, WCG Hotels added an exciting social media contest to encourage fans to give. Guests and others can like WCG Hotels on Facebook or follow @WCGHotels on Twitter and share what inspires them to give to try to win a free two-night stay at any WCG Hotel plus a $40 food credit. Entries can be in the form of a story or photo and the winner will be chosen by other fans and followers. Contest entries will be accepted until December 12.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the US experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute better to communities in the future.
Visit www.toysfortots.org for more information and additional ways to support this great cause.
The Embassy Suites Atlanta – Alpharetta will collect unwrapped new toys until December 14. The hotel is in Alpharetta off GA 400 exit 9 at 5955 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA.
For more information, including a list of all 21 WCG Hotels participating in the annual drive, visit www.WCGHotels.com/toysfortots