Dec 12: Clear Channel Outdoor Donates Billboard Space to Toys for Tots
Clear Channel Outdoor Donates Billboard Space to Toys for Tots
The Massachusetts State Police thank Clear Channel Outdoor for donating three electronic billboards to advertise the final week of Toys for Tots collections.
The billboards are located on Route 93 northbound in Medford and on both sides of Route 495 in Lawrence. (A photo of the 495 northbound billboard is shown.)
The electronic billboards, which went up on Friday, remind motorists that the Toys for Tots program is seeking new, unwrapped toys for needy children. The toys may be dropped off at any State Police Barracks through this Friday, Dec. 16.
Colonel Marian J. McGovern, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, thanked the outdoor advertising company. “We are grateful to Clear Channel Outdoor for the donation of this valuable billboard space, and are proud to count them as an ally in this effort to make a better holiday for children who might otherwise go without,” Colonel McGovern said.
“Our hope is these digital billboard messages will lead to more donations for Toys for Tots, and help make the holidays a little brighter for families in need,” said Stephen Ross, president of Clear Channel Outdoor’s Boston Division. “We are honored to assist the Massachusetts State Police and the U.S. Marines as they bring joy to so many families in the true spirit of the holiday season.”
Donated toys should be new and unwrapped and not have a violent theme. Toys are needed for boys and girls ages newborn to 14 years. Toys may be dropped off at any State Police Barracks through Dec. 16. Monetary donations are also welcomed; checks should be sent to: MSP-Toys for Tots Coordinator, 124 Acton St., Maynard MA 01754.
The Massachusetts State Police have partnered, in this state, with the United States Marine Corps for nearly three decades to collect for the Toys for Tots Program.
Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital billboard networks, with approximately 400 total displays nationwide, including several in Massachusetts, provide law enforcement departments and other agencies with an effective way to reach people away from their homes with important public safety messages. The digital billboards are also an effective tool for reaching hundreds of thousands of people with information about charitable causes.