Toy collection supported by events at California, Florida and Ohio airship bases
Akron, Ohio, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve are teaming up for the 12e consecutive year in support of the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation at the company’s airship bases in California, Florida and Ohio. Each event will provide the public with the opportunity to donate to Toys for Tots while enjoying an up close and personal view of the Goodyear airship.
On 1st December of 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and December 2 to 4 of 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ohio visitors can walk through the airship hangar at Wingfoot Lake to peek behind the scenes before dropping off their donation to a US Marine representing Toys for Tots. Donations in Florida will be held on December 10 of 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. during open house tours of the hangar. The California event on December 10 of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. allows registered participants to receive guided tours of the base. California airship fans can register for a tour seat at bit.ly/blimptour.
These events are free and open to the public, with all attendees required to follow locally mandated guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Toys can also be shipped to Goodyear sheds via December 3 for contactless donation. Donated toys must be new and in their original packaging to be accepted.
“We are thrilled to once again be able to offer visitors unique access to the Goodyear airship for a wonderful cause,” said Laura Duda, senior vice president and chief communications officer of Goodyear. “The relationship between the Airships, the U.S. Marines Corps and the Toys for Tots program has grown steadily over the past 12 years, and we are grateful to be able to help children receive much-needed toy donations during this time. festivals.”
2022 dots the 12e year of collaboration between Goodyear and the Marines for events at its Goodyear Blimp bases, which have collectively delivered nearly 200,000 toys and more $525,000 benefiting Toys for Tots to date.
“As we celebrate our 75e year of helping children in need, we are delighted to welcome Goodyear back for their 12e year as the national corporate sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots campaign,” said retired Marine Col. Ted Silvestre, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Their community service goals continue to align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for more than seven decades through our Toys for Tots program. With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas dreams of thousands of children. less fortunate who might otherwise be forgotten.”
Goodyear first dubbed one of its airships the “Santa Claus Express” in 1927 to spread holiday cheer across America’s skies. The company has a long history of community involvement and volunteerism as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, Goodyear Better Future. Goodyear’s Better Future strategy and Goodyear Airship Operations support collaborative programs, such as the Toys for Tots Foundation and community organizations, to achieve positive community outcomes.
Founded in 1947, the mission of the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is taking place. .
The California Goodyear Airship Base is located at 19200 S Main St, Carson, California 90248.
The Florida Goodyear Airship Base is located at 1500 NE 5th Ave, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060.
The Ohio Goodyear Airship Base is located at 841 Wingfoot Lake Rd., Mogador, Ohio 44260.
Donation details are available online at www.goodyearblimp.com, by visiting the Goodyear Blimp Facebook page or by calling (800) 321-2136.
About Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. It employs approximately 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 factories in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers of Akron, Ohioand Colmar Berg, Luxemburg, strive to develop industry-leading products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, visit www.goodyear.com/corporate.
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