Richland, WA,
16:17 PM

Vit Plant Donates $22,000 to Toys for Tots and Bikes for Tikes

The Hanford Vit Plant team donated $22,000 in toys and cash to local the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots and Local 598’s Bikes for Tikes campaign. Local Toys for Tots coordinator and former Marine Glen Carter was at the Vit Plant today to accept the donation.

“Every year, we see growing need in the community and, every year, the Vit Plant team steps up and helps us meet that need,” said Carter. “We are grateful for this longstanding partnership and the Vit Plant’s commitment to helping us ensure every child in our area has a toy this holiday.”

Of the donation, $15,000 in toys and cash was designated for Toys for Tots. An additional $7,000 was raised for Bikes for Tikes. Donations to Bikes for Tikes helped purchase and assemble 1,600 bikes for the community, including some that are designated for Toys for Tots.

“We have an incredible team that gives generously to the community where they live and work,” said Valerie McCain, Vit Plant project director. “These organizations are instrumental in helping spread joy and hope to children in our area, and we are proud to support them.”

In 2022, the Vit Plant team donated nearly $300,000 to local organizations, campaigns, and programs, such as United Way of Benton-Franklin Counties, Second Harvest, and Junior Achievement.

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