Over 120 local management companies, insurance companies, agencies and adjustment firms participated in ServiceMaster by Gilmore’s 13th-annual Toys for Tots Drive from October 28- December 13, according to a press release.
Over 3,500 toys were collected in total. All new and unwrapped toys were given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as Christmas gifts to children in need within the community.
When the Marines picked up the toys on December 16, Ft. Devens Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Gaddi presented President and CEO Steven Gilmore an award in appreciation of his support for the 2013 Toys for Tots Campaign. For the first time in thirteen years, the amount of toys required two trips by the Marines with their large box truck. Sgt. Gaddi predicts that Toys for Tots will collect 144,000 toys this year for 44,000 children within the Middlesex and Essex counties.