If there is one thing our colleagues love, it’s giving back to the communities in which we live and do business in all year round. But, we have to say there’s something about spreading joy during the holiday season that’s near and dear to us. That’s why NBCo. colleagues across the US and UK came together to spread some holiday cheer by purchasing hundreds of toys for little ones who need it most this holiday season.
The initiative was lead with the help of our Affinity Groups and is one of the many ways they build partnerships, give back and support the local communities where we live and work – a key pillar of our Inclusion and Diversity program.
Our U.S. Toy Drive benefits the Marine’s Toys for Tots program, which distributes toys to less-fortunate children throughout the country. Over the last several weeks, generous colleagues purchased toys for the organization, all to spark smiles on children’s faces. On Monday, December 14, volunteers from all of our Affinity Groups (Black Affinity Group, StrongHER, Pride Alliance, United We Stand and LatinX) got in the spirit of giving and joined together (in a socially distanced manner) to help package the toys for the Marines to pick up!
Shout out to Melissa Reingoo from our Customer Supply Chain team, who dropped off a car load of toys to benefit the Toy Drive! Melissa and her fiancé collected nearly 100 toys from family and friends – see for yourself below! Thank you to Melissa and her family!
And special thanks to Eliana, daughter of Renee Kogan from our NBCo. Sales Finance team for contributing to the toy drive with a collection of items from her Bat Mitzvah project last month! Thank you for your donation!
Across the pond, our UK chapter of StrongHER partnered with The Salvation Army to collect toys for children in need across the UK, lighting up the faces of little ones this holiday.
To everyone involved, we thank you for your support as #WeGiveBack this holiday season!