Nov 18, 2022
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from our team to you! Our Kunes family wants to share the joy, fun, and excitement that this time of year brings with help from Toys For Tots.
How It All Started: 75 years ago, Major Bill Hendricks, of the US Marine Corps Reserve, was tasked by his wife with finding an agency to donate toys for children in need; he was surprised that no such organization existed. So, with the help of his fellow comrades, Major Hendricks created the Toys For Tots foundation.
The Mission: To assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas.
The Objective: To help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to improving communities in the future.
How You Can Help: At Kunes Ford of East Moline, we are offering $100 off of the price of your next vehicle for each gift you donate! You can receive up to $500 off of your next vehicle purchase at our store when you donate your gifts here.
We are especially requesting gifts for kids between the ages of 10-12 years old. Please do not gift wrap your donations and leave them in the original packaging. Check out some examples for what to get them below:
- Sporting equipment (bags, balls, gear, etc.)
- Backpacks / purses / wallets
- Bath gift sets
- Board games
- Remote control cars / trucks / drones
- Hand-held electronics
- Skateboards / protective gear
- Hair care products (hair dryer, curling iron, straightener, etc.)
We are accepting donations until Monday, December 5th!
You can find the iconic Toys For Tots box at several of our dealerships in Wisconsin and Illinois. Here are the stores where you can drop off your donations:
- Kunes RV of Elkhorn
- Kunes GMC of Elkhorn
- Kunes Ford-Lincoln of Delavan
- Kunes Chevrolet Cadillac of Delavan
- Kunes Chevrolet Buick GMC of Lake Geneva
- Kunes CDJR of Platteville
- Kunes Auto Group of Mount Carroll
- Kunes Ford of East Moline