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Nelson's Holiday Toy Drive a Huge Success

Posted On12/29/2017

ContributorTracy Fischer

Nelson Provided More than 500 Toys to Families in Need With Help from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma 

Nelson is well known in many Bay Area communities for our hands-on approach to philanthropic involvement and for creating a culture of compassion for those in need. Together, we’ve collectively raised over $100,000 for the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund. However, there are still people in our communities who need our help.

This holiday season, Nelson’s teams from throughout the state came together to spread holiday cheer for the youngest members of our community by supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County in a variety of ways.

Holiday Toy Drive

Nelson’s Holiday Toy Drive was a tremendous success! Together, Nelson and our partners collected and donated more than 500 toys and supplies to Clubs. Thanks to the generosity of everyone who contributed, many kids received warm coats, blankets, and toys they will treasure.

Volunteer Events

Nelson hosted more than 150 children at a special Santa Land Event in Santa Rosa on December 19th. Kids who attended had the chance to participate in a variety of fun holiday activities, like building gingerbread houses, making sock snowmen, and even learning a dance routine from our special guests–the San Francisco 49ers’ mascot Sourdough Sam and several Gold Rush Girls cheerleaders!

Nelson’s corporate team also spent an afternoon volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma, helping kids make holiday crafts and gifts for loved ones, and enjoy a fun afternoon playing games and singing holiday songs. We’re not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults!

Here are a few more photos from the toy drive and volunteer events:

Holidays 2017

As always, Nelson’s contributions would not be possible without the generosity and support of our valued partners.

“We thank everyone for their continued support as we stand by all the communities we serve – including those in the North Bay as we rebuild our neighborhoods and livelihoods, and spread holiday cheer to those who lost everything.” says Joe Madigan, Nelson’s CEO. “It was truly heartwarming to see the outpouring of support from our internal teams as well as our community partners.”