READING, Pa., Dec. 14, 2011 - Penske Truck Rental announced it is supporting the Berks County Toys for Tots program this holiday season, ensuring that gifts reach deserving children from underprivileged homes in the greater Reading area.
Dot Basile, Berks County Toys for Tots Coordinator, stated: "We’re so pleased that Penske Truck Rental has decided to help us deliver gifts this year. The yellow Penske trucks will collect donated toys from businesses and retail locations, and transport these items to a warehouse for sorting. Penske’s assistance will also allow Toys for Tots to go shopping at area toy stores, using monetary donations collected during the year. Our goal is to get 20,000 toys delivered to smiling children."
The local Salvation Army will be the recipient of the Toys for Tots gifts, and they will select, screen and deliver these toys to area families.
"We’re happy that we can support a deserving local cause like the Toys for Tots program," said Don Mikes, Penske Vice President of Rental.
Penske Truck Rental is a service of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske also offers military members discounted truck rentals. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.