Arundel Federal is proud to announce that we will be hosting our 21st Annual Holiday Toy Drive beginning Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 through Wednesday, December 6th, 2023. All five Maryland branch locations will be accepting new, unwrapped toy donations for distribution to the less fortunate children in our communities.

The Toy Drive is open to all: customers, employees, and everyone in the community who wishes to donate! Collection boxes will be in the lobbies of all five branches: Annapolis, Brooklyn, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, and Severna Park. The Toy Drive ends on December 6th, 2023.

This year’s donations will be distributed through:

South Baltimore Network, Baltimore South Baltimore Network began in early 2013, with the goal to improve South Baltimore, Maryland. South Baltimore consists of many different neighborhoods, ranging widely in population, socio-economic status, race, and age. South Baltimore Network strives to help these residents by bringing many of the non-profits who target South Baltimore together. Through fundraising , financial assistance and training, the South Baltimore Network aids other local non-profits to help them better serve those they seek to help. The toys are distributed to the local low-income communities of Curtis Bay, Brooklyn, and Cherry Hill.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center Pediatric Unit. Collecting Toys until December 20, 2023. Toys needed: cars, trucks, dinosaurs, stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons, Legos for all ages, Disney dolls, Barbie dolls, Fischer price toys, doodle board, tea sets, etc. (Please no board games or shooting toys).

SOFO (South Forest Drive corridor), Annapolis The SOFO HoHo Toy Drive is for underprivileged students in the SOFO Corridor. The 2023 SOFO HoHo is on its 8th season. Collecting presents to spread the Christmas Spirit to our elementary students in need. We will be collecting presents at various locations along the SOFO Corridor. We are also giving you an option for cash donations and a small team of SOFO elves will whisk around and purchase the toys for the students. Students, who need some holiday cheer, will be receiving the toys around Dec 17th, in time for their adults to prepare for the big day on Christmas.

“Thank you to all our generous customers, employees and the community who always make the Arundel Federal toy drives such a great success. Knowing we are all able to put smiles on hundreds of children’s faces this holiday season is incredibly humbling. We are so grateful for the continued support in helping us make a true difference in the lives of our youngest community members" stated Tom Herpel, President and CEO.

About Arundel Federal Savings Bank:

Arundel Federal Savings Bank has been helping Maryland residents save for their futures and finance the purchase of their homes through five Maryland branch locations. Arundel Federal is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. For more information about Arundel Federal, the Toy Drive or general inquiries, please contact Jeanne M. Slaughter, Corporate Communications Director, 410-863-7028 or JSlaughter at ArundelFederal dot com.

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