For the sixth straight year, Elkhart, Ind.-based Forest River Inc. pooled donations from its employees nationwide, resulting in a contribution of just over $17,000 to the local Toys for Tots charity.
Workers from the recreational vehicle maker spent the donations during a shopping spree for toys at an area store.
The toys were then loaded, quite appropriately, into an RV, and delivered to a local TV station during a promotional event for the charity this past weekend.
The $17,000 represented $6,000 more than last year’s donation from Forest River. The company allows workers to have their donations deducted from their paychecks.
A worker involved in the drive noted, “We are fortunate to work for Forest River and it’s just trying to give something back.”