McPhee Donates Over 350 Toys for Christmas

This year the offices of McPhee set out to spread Christmas cheer through collections for local Toys for Tots campaigns.

The Connecticut office donated over 200 toys to the Hartford County Plainville, CT Toys for Tots Campaign and the New Jersey office donated over 150 toys for the Metuchen, NJ campaign.

Members of McPhee Connecticut office, December 13, 2019

Our offices celebrated our collections with a joint ugly Christmas sweater competition prior to the holidays, all in good fun.

This effort was brought by the McPhee Green Team, our Connecticut office’s sustainability committee. The Green Team focuses on furthering sustainability within our business practices including impacts to the environment, our corporate governance and the community.  As part of our community endeavors, McPhee is looking to make local impacts in the neighborhoods in which we work.  What better way to spread holiday cheer than through collecting toys for those in need!

About the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by Marines and volunteers offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. We believe it is such experiences that help disadvantaged children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org

McPhee hosts Toys for Tots Campaign

This holiday season McPhee is hosting a toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  Across our three office locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey our employees are taking part in helping bring the joy of Christmas to children less fortunate.

We invite donations of new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-14 between now and December 11th.

There is no wish list for specific items, we only ask that the following guidelines be adhered to:

  • We CAN accept newly purchased stuffed animals with tags still attached.
  • Avoid items that are latex, such as balloons, erasers, some balls, rubber bands, etc. They are dangerous to those with latex allergies.
  • Due to providing for a multicultural population, items that do not include religious messages or themes are most easily distributed.
  • We cannot accept donations of toys with weapons or violent themes such as guns, knives, swords, or other projectiles. This includes guns with Styrofoam or plastic bullets.

We’ll close out this festive giving event with an Ugly Sweater contest for employees hosted on Friday, December 20th.

Patriotic Award from the American Legion Post

Friday, June 8th, McPhee South  was presented with the Patriotic Award from the American Legion Post Coffey and Wilson 688 of Brooklyn NY. This award recognizes our continued contributions to Veterans and involvement in charitable events.

With the change of names, we found that we had an abundance of JBL promotional items and we were not quite sure what to do with them.

Sayyed Muhammad, our new Logistics Manager, suggested that we donate them to soldiers and their families overseas.
So, with that and our other contributions to veterans and the community , we were presented with this prestigious award.

 

McPhee South Healthy Chili Cook Off!

Cook Off Chilis! Our Winners Bob Sutter and Jaclyn Byelick

Thank you all of our participants in the Chili Cook Off!  We had 9 Chefs and 22 tasters! Congratulations to our winners, Bob Sutter and Jaclyn Byelick! Take a look at the pictures here at 2018 Healthy Chili Cook Off. Did your favorite Chili win?!