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Premium Guard Inc. saves Memphis Toys for Tots chapter from cancelling program

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:00
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Premium Guard Inc. (PGI), a global sourcing platform for automotive replacement parts, provided “Toys for Tots” with a much-needed home — just in time for the holiday season.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” risked having to cancel this year’s program for the Memphis area after losing its warehouse. The organization gifts new toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. The “Toys for Tots” mid-South program serves 22 counties across Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

“Toys for Tots did not have the funds needed to lease or rent a warehouse space,” explained program coordinator, Carrol Howard.

Without a warehouse as a home for “Toys for Tots”, the mid-South program had no choice but to start turning away toy donations. As the weeks went on, the organization reached out to their local community for help.

Mrs. Howard continued to make calls for weeks but with no luck. PGI stepped in and donated a 82,500 sq. ft. space in its warehouse in Olive Branch, Mississippi just in time for the holiday season. “Toys for Tots” will no longer have to turn away toy donations.

“‘Toys for Tots’ is one of the most noble charitable organizations in the county,” said Anan E. Bishara, CEO & President of PGI. “This is the least a company in our position is able to do to give back to the community. It is a privilege to be able serve a great cause and an amazing organization. PGI is happy to be able to help the thousands of families that benefit from this program.”

PGI is a global sourcing platform for automotive replacement parts and serves all segments of the automotive aftermarket retail and traditional channels. PGI offers retailers, buying groups, and WDs a platform for a complete ‘Private Label Solution,’ including product design, engineering, quality control, supply chain management, distribution, logistics, marketing, electronic cataloging, and field support.

Premium Guard Inc. is headquartered in New York City, and operates from a new state-of-the-art 500,000 sq. ft. Distribution Center in Memphis, TN.

For more information, contact: Anan E. Bishara, Premium Guard, Inc., 90 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, (212) 344-2200, Ext 115.

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