Once again in 2019, Gentle Giant had the pleasure of collaborating with the Boston Bruins and Walmart to bring joy to those in need with their annual Holiday Toy Drive. The Bruins players picked up toys at Walmart in Saugus, MA for children receiving treatment at various hospitals in the Greater Boston area. Gentle Giant’s Boston movers assisted by providing boxes and offering storage and delivery.
A Walmart staff member is assigned to each Bruins player to assist with purchasing all the toys on their list. Each player receives a budget and a list of toy categories. Our office staff and movers are on-site to load Gentle Giant bins with the toys purchased. Once the toys are purchased and the bins are loaded, we store everything for the Bruins until toy delivery day.
With big smiles and Santa hats, the Bruins were eager and ready to pick out the perfect toys for all the children on their list. We are always thankful to contribute towards this excellent cause each year.
Our Giants have fun seeing all the toys the Bruins select, packing them into our boxes, and striking up conversations with players at the check-out line. Once they have finished loading the boxes, we wheel everything out onto our trucks for storage until toy delivery day.
The Bruins will come back together with our Giants on December 18th to deliver the toys to local hospitals, such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Franciscan Children’s Hospital.
Special thanks to Walmart and the Boston Bruins for another successful holiday toy shopping event!