This year, Ohio-based home builder, Wayne Homes, donated more than $13,000 to local charities on behalf of their employees and collected thousands of toys for Toys for Tots.
Uniontown, OH – Wayne Homes, an Ohio-based custom home builder that specializes in on-your-lot custom homes, donated over $13,000 to local charities on behalf of their employees through the company’s Share-A-Christmas program this year, as well as, hosted their first annual toy drive supporting Toys for Tots.
Each year, Wayne Homes employees hold fundraisers at the home office to raise money for the Share-A-Christmas fund. Each department worked together to raffle off prizes, sell baked goods, host office lunches, initiate penny wars, and hold several other fundraisers to collect money.
This year, Wayne Homes adopted 25 children through the Doylestown, Ohio Share-A-Christmas program. The remaining amount was donated to several Akron area charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Haven of Rest, Stark County Humane Society, Open M, and the Akron Rotary Camp.
“Knowing that Wayne Homes and my fellow co-workers are responsible for giving so much back to the community is amazing to me,” Sherry Schaadt, executive assistant, said. “It warms my heart.”
In the 10 years Wayne Homes employees have participated in the Share-A-Christmas program, they have raised and donated more than $100,000 to charities in the Akron area.
In addition to the money raised and donated, Wayne Homes also hosted their first annual Toys for Tots drive on Saturday, December 7 at the home office in Uniontown, Ohio.
Leading up to the event, customers and the public could stop by one of the ten model centers to donate unwrapped toys, culminating in the toy drive event on Saturday. Those who brought a toy to donate at the event were able to enjoy a free lunch from the Smash Time Food Truck.
By the end of the drive, toys were overflowing from the bed of a Wayne Homes truck. Charles Schultz, an active Marine, volunteered at the event and transported the toys to an Akron church, where they were sorted and dispersed.
“It was great to see so many of our teammates come together for such a great cause,” Maurie Jones, Senior Vice President of Marketing, said. “The program holds a special place in our Vice President of Construction’s heart. So we were thrilled to turn his idea into reality and look forward to doing it every year.”
The Toys for Tots drive and Share-A-Christmas program are two of the many community involvement programs Wayne Homes carries out every year. Through the programs, Wayne Homes hopes to make a meaningful difference to those less fortunate during the holiday season.
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