Greene Turtle hosting Tips for Tots for toys
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in La Plata is participating in the 11th annual Tips for Tots on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to support Toys for Tots.
The Tips for Tots initiative of the sports bar chain encourages employees to donate 100 percent of their tips made that day to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The Greene Turtle raised over $70,000 last year and has set its goal for $90,000 this year, according to a news release.
The sports bar will also conduct raffles and silent auctions throughout the day to raise additional funds at its locations in Maryland, Delaware, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The Greene Turtle Franchising Corp. will add a matching $500 donation for each participating location that earns $1,000 in tips.
Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The La Plata store is located at 6 St. Mary’s Ave. Tips for Tots is from open to close.