An­chor Buick GMC, EHS foot­ball part­ner for Toys for Tots

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By MAR­CUS DIETERLE mdi­[email protected]­cil­

— In the spirit of giv­ing this hol­i­day sea­son, An­chor Buick GMC is col­lect­ing presents for Toys for Tots.

The deal­er­ship off U.S. Route 40 near the Delaware state line part­nered with the Elkton High School foot­ball team to match the num­ber of new, un­wrapped gifts the team brings in, said Nancy


Mazza, mar­ket­ing the store.

“We ap­proached the Elkton High School foot­ball team to see if they would part­ner with An­chor — be­cause they are win­ners on and off of the field — to do a lit­tle com­mu­nity ser­vice,” Mazza said.

Af­ter An­chor pro­posed the part­ner­ship, Mazza said the foot­ball team took the idea and ran with it.

“They gra­ciously ac­cepted and man­ager for from what I hear, they have a lot of new, un­wrapped toys to bring in,” she said.

The foot­ball team will present their gifts to An­chor Buick GMC at 6 p.m. Mon­day, Dec. 10, at 1 Au­to­mo­tive Blvd. An­chor will then pass the presents along to Toys for Tots, the na­tional non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that an­nu­ally pro­vides toys to more than tens of thou­sands of Ce­cil County chil­dren in need.

Ac­cord­ing to Mazza, An­chor has been a drop-off lo­ca­tion for Toy for Tots for over 10 years, but this is the first year they are part­ner­ing with EHS.

Mazza said An­chor is only match­ing the num­ber of gifts brought in by the foot­ball team, but that other mem­bers of the pub­lic are wel­come to drop off gifts for Toys for Tots at their store.

While this is only the first year for the part­ner­ship, Mazza said An­chor hopes to con­tinue giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity in fu­ture years.

“We want it to be­come a she said.

Mazza said An­chor be­came a toy drop-off lo­ca­tion over a decade ago “be­cause we wanted to be part of the com­mu­nity and share the wealth. You want to make sure ev­ery­one is blessed with a great hol­i­day sea­son.” tra­di­tion,”

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