P1 Group associates support local food pantries, Toys for Tots

P1 Group collected more toys than the designated boxes could hold.

Following a strong effort last year, P1 Group associates continued the push again in 2010 to help out the local community this holiday season. Here’s a brief recap of some of the great causes P1 associates participated in:

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program that donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

For more than two weeks, P1 Group set up collection boxes in multiple offices. P1 Group associates brought in so many new toys that many of the boxes ended up overflowing. Associates donated items ranging from board games to stuffed animals to LEGO sets.

Food donated by P1 Group associates sits waiting to be picked up by Harvesters.

Harvesters/Kansas Food Bank

Harvesters is a community food network that serves Greater Kansas City. In any given week, the organization provides emergency food assistance to nearly 60,000 people. Kansas Food Bank is based in Wichita and provides hunger-relief to 85 counties throughout Kansas. Similar to Toys for Tots, P1 Group set up collection bins for associates to bring in food and personal health items. The response was overwhelming; P1 associates loaded the bins with canned goods, boxed meals, cereal and other needed items.