Toys for Tots and Ugly Sweater Contest

December 26, 2017

In the spirit of holiday giving, MHP recently had its Toys for Tots campaign and ugly sweater contest.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Each year, MHP sets up a donation box in our lobby for employees to donate toys. The Firm also holds various events during the time in which the donation box is set up, in an effort to encourage even more contributions. For the last few years, one the most popular events put on by the Firm is our annual ugly holiday sweater contest. For a small donation, employees compete for prizes by donning their ugliest holiday sweaters and then we all enjoy a potluck lunch! This year, prizes were awarded for: Ugliest Grand Champion, Most Original, and Most Adorable sweaters.

From left to right: Ugliest Grand Champion: Amy Mitchum, Most Original: Erika Varela-Ortega, Most Adorable: Kaitlyn McCrudden and Whitney Webb.

The ugly holiday sweater contest was a great way to have fun and give to Toys for Tots for employees at MHP.