Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Toy Drive
TORONTO, ON – The season for giving is nearly upon us, and for the third consecutive year Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group will be celebrating with a toy drive. From now until December 12, Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group dealerships across the GTA will be collecting unwrapped toys for children of all ages. All donations will be loaded into Santa’s Sprinter and delivered to the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive, a registered charity that has helped thousands of families enjoy Christmas over the years.
The Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group is also pleased to announce that Santa Claus will be supporting the toy drive by taking time out of his busy schedule to make special appearances at participating dealerships across the GTA. Visits with Santa and his Merry Metris will be free and open to all, and will be commemorated with a personalized digital photo souvenir.
“It is extremely gratifying to know that the donated toys will make such a difference in the lives of children and families in need. This important initiative showcases the passion Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group employees have for giving back to the communities in which they live and work,” said Philippv. Witzendorff, Vice President and Head of Toronto Retail Operations. “We are confident that Santa will bevery pleased with the capacity and service provided by our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Metris commercial vans this Christmas season.”
During the toy drop-off at the warehouse last year, the Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group surprised the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive by announcing that they would be extending the use of a Sprinter from three months to two years. That commitment has allowed the organization to fulfill its mandate and distribute toys throughout the GTA, as it will continue to do over the coming year.
“Since 2014, our close partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group has allowed us to achieve our donation goals, and the Sprinter has been an integral part of our success,” said Rick Berenz, President of the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive.“This partnership is vital not only to ensuring that our toy drive is a success, but that the donations reach deserving families throughout the GTA. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial van is an exceptionally versatile vehicle, and will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our mission.”
Santa Claus’s Mercedes-Benz Toronto Retail Group dealership schedule:
– Mercedes-Benz Markham | 8350 Kennedy Rd., Markham, ON L3R 0W4 | Friday, November 18 | 4:00 pm – 7:00pm
– Mercedes-Benz Maple | 9300 Jane St., Vaughan ON L6A 0C5 | Saturday, November 19 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
– Mercedes-Benz Midtown | 849 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto, ON M4G 2L5 | Friday, November 25 | 4:00 pm – 7:00pm
– Mercedes-Benz Mississauga | 6120 Mavis Rd, Mississauga, ON L5V 2X4 | Saturday, November 26 | 11:00 am – 2:00pm
– Mercedes-Benz Downtown | 761 Dundas St East, Toronto, ON M5A 4N5 | Friday, December 2 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
– Mercedes-Benz Thornhill | 228 Steeles Ave West, Thornhill, ON L4J 1A1 | Saturday, December 3 |11:00 am – 2:00pm
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 46 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 44,526 vehicles in 2015. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the second consecutive year.
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