Doherty and Animal Adventure unite to support Toys for Tots

Doherty Toys for Tots Drive 2015

Doherty | The Employment Experts and Animal Adventure joined forces with Toys for Tots to help ensure less fortunate children have something to smile about this holiday season.

Edina, Minnesota – December 3, 2015

Doherty coordinated its 9th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots organization this year. Over the years, the employee-sponsored donations for the cause have steadily grown…but this year, Doherty’s employees wanted to make an even bigger impact by inviting a special partner to their circle of toy givers. Animal Adventure designs top-quality plush toys for many of the leading retail brands across the globe, right from its Minnesota headquarters. Because their toys have been bringing smiles to children for nearly two decades, Doherty felt they were the perfect partner for the expansion of their toy drive.

Together, Doherty and Animal Adventure have collectively pooled over 1,000 toys (and still counting) for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for this holiday season. Items included an extensive assortment of plush animals, in addition to a wide variety of games, books and fun toys. The donations will be picked up from Doherty on December 4, 2015 and will be distributed to less fortunate children in the Minneapolis area just in time for Christmas.

Photo Caption: Representatives from Doherty (Mitchell Wall, Lynn Muller and Amy Giessinger) are surrounded by a multitude of toy donations from the combined efforts of their company’s employees and Animal Adventure during this season’s Toys for Tots toy drive.

About Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots, an over 65 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.2 million less fortunate children. Since 1947, over 209 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit

About Animal Adventure

Headquartered in Minneapolis for nearly two decades, Animal Adventure has been creating imaginative plush toys for many of the top retail brands, both regionally and globally - making fun memories for children everywhere. Animal Adventure’s soft toys have a unique sensibility, smart and playful, appealing to design-savvy parents. With showrooms in New York and Hong Kong, Animal Adventure understands the unique global landscape and strives to put the “custom” in customer. To learn more about their end-to-end plush toy design and manufacturing program, visit

About Doherty | The Employment Experts

Headquartered in Minneapolis for over 35 years, Doherty offers customized workforce solutions to companies doing business in Minnesota and across the nation. Doherty is the largest Minnesota-based staffing firm, Minnesota’s 2nd largest woman-owned business, a Star Tribune Top Workplace since 2014, and the only staffing firm to receive the Minnesota Business Ethics Award. Visit for more information.

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