Collins Group Realty, in partnership and the Hampton Hall Charitable Fund, conducted its annual toy drive this month, which the company said resulted in a record-breaking collection for Bluffton Self Help.
The real estate company and nonprofit team up each year for the community-wide event, distributing flyers and donation bags door to door and collecting toys placed alongside mailboxes with the Collins Group Realty Community Vehicle.
“This team of caring people (along with their family members that came along, too) never cease to amaze and inspire with their generosity and commitment to the community,” Collins Group owner Chip Collins said in a news release.
“They didn’t collect and deliver 500 or even 1,000 toys to Bluffton Self Help. The total was over 1,200 toys. What a huge impact that will have on the estimated 1,800 children that will benefit from BSH’s program to make this a special and memorable holiday year once again.”
The Hampton Hall Charitable Fund has nine board members who are involved in several charitable projects throughout the year.
“We think it is really important to give back to our greater Bluffton community. Our community is very generous both in helping to organize and in buying toys for children in need,” board member Joanne Gatti-Petito said.
Bluffton Self Help collects toys from community partners and organizations each year. The toys are sorted by volunteers and the building is transformed into a holiday toy shop. Beginning Dec. 15, parents in need can come shop for gifts for their children.