Navy Federal Donates Over 1,600 Toys For Christmas

December 14, 2018

The Navy Federal family is helping make the holidays brighter for children in Pensacola. On Thursday afternoon, members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve visited Navy Federal’s campus in Beulah to collect more than 1,600 toys and nine bicycles donated by employees and credit union members from the Pensacola community.

“Our members and employees have a passion to serve,” said Debbie Calder, executive vice president of Navy Federal’s Greater Pensacola Operations, “and this Toys for Tots collection will help insure local children will be able to enjoy the magic of this holiday season.”

Navy Federal has been collecting the new, unwrapped gifts at its campus in Beulah and its seven Pensacola-area branches since mid-November. In addition to the toys that were collected, Navy Federal donated $1,500 to the Toys for Tots Foundation.

“Many of us who donate are inspired knowing that Christmas will be brighter for many local children in need,” said Donald Belcher, Navy Federal training supervisor and Marine Corps veteran.

The primary goal of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. Once they are collected by the Marines, the toys are then distributed into the communities where the toys were collected.

In addition to its support of Toys for Tots, Navy Federal employees in Pensacola also donated more than 1,170 items to the Council on Aging’s “Adopt a Senior” program and employees are currently supporting the “Adopt a Family” program though the Escambia County School District.

Corporately, Navy Federal has been supporting Toys for Tots for more than 20 years. Worldwide, the credit union collected more than 19,400 items for this effort in 2018.


2 Responses to “Navy Federal Donates Over 1,600 Toys For Christmas”

  1. Tracy Bolton on December 14th, 2018 11:54 am

    I am so proud to work for Navy Federal Credit Union!! Merry Christmas!

  2. Gman on December 14th, 2018 6:03 am

    Navy Federal is such a fantastic addition to our community. Looking good United States Marine Corps Reserve.

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