Allyn International (Allyn), a local supply chain consulting firm, has donated approximately 300 toys with a value of $5,000 to Foster Care Advisory Services (FCAS). Each quarter at Allyn, an employee is given the opportunity to raise funds for a nonprofit of their choice. For over eight years, Allyn’s fourth quarter of the year charity, has been run by Allyn employee, Katrina Ramsey, to benefit FCAS where toys and funds are donated by other employees.
For the FCAS fundraiser, employees are given a list of foster children to sign up and sponsor by giving them at least two items on their wish-list. A Christmas tree is set up and employees bring their donations throughout the holiday season. This year, approximately more than 300 gifts were donated to over 100 children, with a value of $5,000. Gifts include toys, clothes, technology, educational resources, and other items foster care children are in need of.
Allyn matches each donation amount, this quarter’s donation is $5,000. The firm has been doing this for over eight years and is proud to call it a tradition to their Fort Myers, Florida headquarters.