WALLINGFORD, Conn. - Dec. 18, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Edible Arrangements is making reindeer fly! As part of its National Corporate Sponsorship of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the worldwide leader in creative fresh fruit arrangements is donating almost 60,000 cuddly plush Cinnamon the Reindeer® toys to children in need this holiday.
"Edible Arrangements is thrilled to join the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in spreading joy to so many deserving kids this Christmas," said Rob Price, President of Edible Arrangements International. "Our purpose as an organization is to help people celebrate what's good in life. And being able to surprise thousands of children with our cutest plush toys on Christmas morning is about as good as it gets."
"We are delighted to receive Edible Arrangements' generous donation to the 2015 Marine Toys for Tots campaign," said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "This gift echoes the Christmas holiday spirit the Marine Corps has promoted for nearly 68 years through our Toys for Tots Program. It will surely help brighten the holiday for thousands of children this year."
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With more than 1,200 independently owned and operated franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Select Edible Arrangements® locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, Dipped Fruit™, fresh squeezed lemonade and orange juice, and fresh fruit salads, sundaes and parfaits and treats. Since its founding in 1999 in East Haven, Conn., the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises" as well as being included for eight consecutive years among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible Arrangements® fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Fresh Fruit Smoothies and others can be enjoyed at franchise locations worldwide. Gifts can be ordered online at www.edible.com and by telephone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT®.
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 68th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday season. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as well as support from corporate sponsors.
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