Beach Colony Resort is excited to announce that we have kicked off a fundraiser and toy drive for Toys for Tots during the Christmas season. Guests of Beach Colony Resort will be offered the ability to contribute $1 or more to Toys for Tots at the time of booking a reservation and at check-in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Beach Colony and the VacationMyrtleBeach.com resort group will match all donations up to $1,500, making a total contribution of up to $3,000 for the 2011 Christmas season. Beach Colony will also be a toy drop-off location for new, unopened toys that are donated to Toys for Tots.
"Christmas is especially difficult this year with the difficult economic times that we're in. We have over 4,200 children in our area that we are taking care of this year," said Butch Raynes, volunteer for the Murrells Inlet chapter of Toys for Tots. Butch notes "Now that we are taking online requests for the first time, the number of children in need keeps growing. I'm getting many new requests every week, and we're doing everything we can to try to help each child."
Beach Colony is hoping to help Butch reach Toys for Tots goal to reach every child. "We realize that we are fortunate enough to assist those who are in need, and the ownership, management and staff of all of our resorts were resoundingly in favor to help this wonderful cause as much as we can," said Matt Klugman of Beach Colony. "Our resorts generally make an effort to cater specifically to families, so we felt that this was a natural extension of who we are to help as many families as we can during the holiday season. We're excited to give our guests the opportunity to double their donation to this great cause by matching every dollar up to $1,500."
While all guests will be given the opportunity to make a donation at the time of booking and at check-in, all others who are interested in making a donation, however big or small, to the Toys for Tots fundraising drive can call Beach Colony at 800-845-0893 to do so. Beach Colony is also welcoming donations of new, unopened toys at our front desk.
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