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Toys for Tots campaign delivered cheer to children

Fareway stores present program with nearly $355,000.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Fareway recently presented a check for nearly $355,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps for its Toys for Tots campaign, which provides toys to children during the holiday season. In addition, more than 110 pallets of toys were collected and donated.

Monetary and toy donations were accepted at all 129 Fareway store locations from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24.

“We are so appreciative of our generous customers for going above and beyond to make 2022 another record-breaking year of donations,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “Thanks to a great partnership that spans more than 25 years with the U.S. Marine Corps, we made seasons bright for thousands of children.”

In 2021, the U.S. Marine Corp reports that 19,099 children were served, more than 47,700 toys, books, and stocking stuffers were distributed, and total campaign proceeds equaled nearly $400,000.

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