Carolina Handling Donates 525 Toys For Oconee County, SC Toys For Tots

Dec 22, 2021
Man selecting a toy for Toys for Tots

Associates at Carolina Handling, LLC raised 525 toys during its annual ‘The Power of Giving’ Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 to benefit Oconee County, SC Toys for Tots.

Established by the Marine Reserve in 1947, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation provides new toys to children nationwide whose parents are unable to purchase Christmas gifts. In Oconee County, SC alone in 2020, 698 children were supported.

“In a year marked by uncertainty, our associates have continued to support the local communities where we live and work,” said Brent Hillabrand, president and CEO of Carolina Handling. “Their generosity is a reflection of our company culture which seeks to serve our customers, our communities and each other.”

Each year, Carolina Handling holds a giving program during which associates donate toys or sign up for payroll deductions to fund the purchase of new toys for the Toys for Tots community action program.

“We can’t think of a more worthwhile program to support at this time of year – helping to ensure that every child has a gift to open on Christmas morning,” said Donna Waldrep, director of marketing at Carolina Handling.

Founded in 1966, Carolina Handling employs over 600 associates at its Charlotte, NC headquarters, offices in Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC and Greenville, SC, and its equipment distribution center in Piedmont, SC.

One of the Southeast’s leading material handling solution providers, Carolina Handling is the exclusive Raymond Solutions and Support Center in the Southeast for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida’s Central time zone territory. In 2021, Carolina Handling was named a Dealer of Distinction by The Raymond Corporation for the 30th consecutive year.