2013 Toys for Tots Drive Success

Doherty and Animal Adventure team-up with Toys for Tots

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.

Doherty coordinated their 7th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots organization this year. Over the years, the employee-sponsored donations for this cause have steadily grown…but this year, Doherty’s employees wanted to make an even bigger impact by adding a special partner to their circle of toy givers. Animal Adventure designs top-quality plush for many of the leading retail brands across the globe, right from their Minnesota headquarters. Because their toys have been bringing smiles to children for over a decade, Doherty felt they were the perfect partner for the expansion of their Toy Drive.

Together, Doherty and Animal Adventure collectively pooled over 500 toys for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this holiday season. Items included an extensive assortment of plush animals, in addition to a wide variety of other toys. The donations were picked up from Doherty on December 17, 2013 and will be distributed to less fortunate children in the Minneapolis area just in time for Christmas.

About Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots, a 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 www.toysfortots.org.

About Animal Adventure

Headquartered in Minneapolis for over a decade, 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 www.animaladventure.com.

About Doherty | The Employment Experts

Doherty is one of the Midwest's largest and most experienced providers of contract and temporary staffing, direct-hire recruiting and human resources outsourcing. 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. For more information, visit www.dohertyemployment.com.

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