Editor: Each Oct. 1, the Loudoun County Toys for Tots season begins, and each year we are tasked with securing warehouse space in which to run our toy collection, sorting, and distribution operation.
The past several years we have been fortunate in securing space which was generously donated by various building owners.
This year, we are having difficulty in securing space and therefore are appealing to our communities for assistance by getting the word out about this need with the hope that someone has space they would be willing to donate for two months (Nov. 15- Jan. 15).
We are looking for approximately 10,000 to 12,000 square feet of warehouse space, preferably with a loading dock, located in Loudoun County. We are a nonprofit organization and will provide a tax letter as well as a Certificate of Insurance.
Although we are an affluent county, there is still a great need to assist families.
Last year, we provided more than 7,000 toys to The Salvation Army, which allowed the organization to operate a Toy Shop (in addition to its Angel Tree program), where families in need could go and select toys for their children.
For us to conduct this program, it is critical that we find a space for our operations.
If you can help us, please email Toys4TotsLoudoun@gmail.com.
Frank Holtz, Toys for Tots Coordinator, Loudoun County