For the last 17 years, La Crosse, Wis.-based River States Truck and Trailer has given back to their communities by working with local organizations like Toys for Tots to fill the space under the tree for children in need.
The collects voluntary donations of $2 from employees who opt to wear jeans on Fridays and matches those funds at the beginning of November. All monies collected and matched are used to purchase the toys, bikes, sporting equipment, dolls, art supplies, Legos and the year’s hottest toys for the toy drive.
Over the years River States has contributed more than $28,000 toward the cause, but the company says 2017 was by far the largest donation with close to $9,000 spent on toys in plus additional monetary donations from employees.
River States also volunteers in the Toys for Tots barrel distribution and collection at area businesses who also participate.