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1-800-PACK-RAT Helps Toys for Tots Collect Donations at FedEx Field

1-800-PACK-RAT Helps Toys for Tots Collect Donations at FedEx Field

Published 12-05-07

Submitted by 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC is giving back to the Washington, DC community by donating multiple portable storage units for the collection of toys at FedEx Field as part of the United State Marine Corps' 2007 Toys for Tots Campaign. 1-800-PACK-RAT, a service leader in portable storage and moving solutions for residential and business customers, is working with Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps Reserves to assist in the collection, storage, and moving of toy donations during the Washington Redskins - Chicago Bears game on Thursday, December 6, 2007.

United States Marine Corps Reserves will place collected toys into specially gift wrapped 1-800-PACK-RAT storage units as part of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation event. 1-800-PACK-RAT will then transport the donations for distribution to thousands of needy children in the Washington, DC area for the holidays.

Master Sergeant Timothy J. Butler, Washington, DC Toys for Tots Coordinator, said, "It is organizations and companies like 1-800-PACK-RAT that make all this possible. Working with 1-800-PACK-RAT really is a win-win for everyone involved, but especially for the children."

1-800-PACK-RAT President and CEO Bob Poirier said, "1-800-PACK-RAT as a company believes in giving back to our local communities and helping to provide simple solutions for storage and moving needs. As a Washington DC-based company, we are excited to be able to support the Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps program for the Washington Redskins event and do our part to brighten the holidays for local-area children."

During last year's Washington Redskins Toys for Tots event more than 3,000 toys were donated and more than $12,000 were collected.

1-800-PACK-RAT will also help Toys for Tots pick-up and distribute toys at other events during the holiday season. For more information, please contact Nicole Dash, 1-800-PACK-RAT Senior Public Relations and Communications Manager, at (202) 362-0101 or

About 1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC:

1-800-PACK-RAT, originally founded as a regional portable mini-storage business has grown to become a leader in the emerging portable storage and moving industry. With more than 48 company-owned and franchise-owned locations that serve the needs of both residential and business customers, 1-800-PACK-RAT is the simplest way to store and move your stuff. For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT and for franchise opportunities please visit

About Toys for Tots

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c) (3) not-for-profit public charity, is the authorized fund raising and support organization for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the funding and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns. The Foundation is located at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. Local Marine Corps Reserve units and volunteer organizations collect and distribute toys in over 600 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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