To-Jo Mushrooms Supports 3rd Annual Toys for Eli Tour
AVONDALE, PA - In the company’s continued crusade to share its internal culture with the outside world, To-Jo Mushrooms has extended a helping hand in support of the 3rd annual Toys for Eli Tour. To-Jo has partnered with the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, together gathering and donating over 1,000 toys for the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE.
“To-Jo is proud to support the 2016 Toys for Eli Tour,” shared To-Jo’s President, Anthony D’Amico. “Partnering with Paul and the team from the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation this holiday season was an idea brought to my attention from one of our employees. Everyone rallied around the campaign, as it really extended our internal culture out into the community. Seeing the reaction from the hospital staff when we delivered the toys was just amazing.”
During the entire month of December, To-Jo placed collection bins throughout its facility and, in total, was able to collect 100s of items in support of the cause. The campaign was supported in a partnership between To-Jo and dozens of other area businesses. As explained by the company’s press release, the Toys for Eli Tour is one more example of local partnerships coming together to support the community in a big way during the holidays.
Over the past 3 years, the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation has donated both time and resources in efforts to improve children’s lives in memory of Eli Matthews. Eli’s father, Paul Matthews, and Bryan Blittersdorf started the Toys for Eli Tour in 2014 in hopes of delivering toys to one floor in one hospital on Christmas morning, and after its resounding success, now delivers toys to the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, John Hopkins Cancer Center, and the Solca Loja Hospital in Ecuador.
Much appreciation to the whole To-Jo team for continuing to keep the spirit of the holidays alive!