Overhead Door Co. of Northwest Indiana collected more than 100 toys during its first holiday toy drive. The toys were divided equally and donated to Toys for Tots of Lake County and Henry P. Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville, Ind.
The toys were collected from Nov. 29 until Dec. 21 and stored in the door dealership’s showroom in Merrillville. Boxes were filled and delivered by Overhead Door Co.’s General Manager Tom Cameron. “There is an enormous need for donations,” Cameron said. “I was happy with the turnout overall, not just by the gifts we donated, but by how many others donated.”
Company president Jim Cameron said he was pleased with the number of toys donated in the company’s first toy drive. “It is important for us to give to members of our community who are in need.”
This is one of many events the company plans to be involved with in the coming months, including a second toy drive later in the year, in which the company hopes to collect 300 toys.
Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, Overhead Door Co. of Northwest Indiana provides garage door installation and repairs, and access-control services for commercial and residential applications.